False Friends

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False friends, in the context of language, refer to words in two different languages that look or sound similar but have different meanings.


Understanding false friends is crucial for language learners to prevent miscommunication and interpret words accurately within different linguistic contexts. Awareness of these deceptive word pairs is important for effective communication across languages.

False friends might seem to be related or similar due to their spelling or pronunciation, which can make you think they have the same meaning.

Explore the ones you find on this page (they are false friends from English to German or vice versa). 

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