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EscGeek

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False friends are words in two languages (or letters in two alphabets) that look or sound similar, but differ significantly in meaning.

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can anyone find more examples?
 

SaladBreak

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Užasni in Croatian means horrible. In Czech it means wonderful.
Cura means girl/girlfriend in Croatian, but slut in Czech.
 

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Does 'klop' mean bench in Slovenian? In Polish it means 'toilet'
 

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In :lv: latvian "slida" means ice skate, but in :se: swedish it means vagina xlolxlolxlol
 

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I found same more examples
Slovenian jutro means morning, in Poland it means tommorrow,
In Slovenian šibko is weak, in Polish it's fast,
Fant means a boy in your language but in our it's just a pledge :)

It was also so weird when Tinkara said 'najlepša hvala' at the end of her performance, it means thank you very much probably, in Polish literally it is 'the best glory'.. wtf :mrgreen:
 

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Pula means to jump in :pt: Portuguese but in :ro: Romanian it means dick.

It is also the name of a city in :hr: Croatia.

:rolleyes:
 

CaraMia

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:pt: Embaraçada (embarrassed) and :es: embarazada (Pregnant)

:pt: Borracho (physically attractive person) and :es: Borracho (drunk person)

:pt: Polvo (octopus) and :es: Polvo (dust)

:pt: Puta (whore) and :rs: Puta (times)

:pt: Curva (curve) and :pl: Kurwa (whore)
 

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Coger in :es: dialect means "take/grab" but in :mx: dialect means "fuck."
 

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:ph: puta is also a vulgar word, having the same meaning as :pt: but derived from :es:.

:ph: ako (I) vs. :hr:/:ba:/:rs: ako (if)

:ph: hari (king) vs. :id: hari (day)
 

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бильярд 'biliard' - Billiards/Pool
блядь 'biliad' - Whore :lol:
 

Chorizo

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手紙 means letter in Japanese and toilet paper in Chinese.
 

Sammy

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:uk: mist means "garbage"/"rubbish" in :de:
so as a german speaking person, this whiskey may not be your first choice. :LOL:
Canadian_Mist.jpg
 
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