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Re: True false friends

Postby Babbsagg » 2017-03-02, 21:32

 (en) vixen
 (de) wixen/wichsen (same pronunciation): to wank
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Re: True false friends

Postby iodalach93 » 2017-03-02, 23:24

 (ga) cailín - girl
 (fr) câlin - cuddle
 (en) Please correct my mistakes.  (fr) Corrigez mes erreurs, s'il vous plaît.  (sv) Snälla, rätta till mina fel.  (ru) Исправляйте, пожалуйста, мои ошибки.  (ja) 間違いを正してください。  (ar) تصحّحوا أخطائي من فضلكم.  (el) Παρακαλώ διορθώστε τα λάθη μου.  (ga) Ceartaígí mo chuid earráidí, le bhur dtoil.  (fa) لطفا اشتباهاتم را اصلاح کنید.

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Re: True false friends

Postby Vlürch » 2017-03-05, 9:57

vijayjohn wrote:Azerbaijani (az)Turkish (tr) dil - language, tongue
Kurdish (ku) dil - heart

Kurdish (ku) zik - stomach
zik - tongue

Three-letter false friends are fun.

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Re: True false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-03-05, 19:56

iodalach93 wrote: (ga) cailín - girl
 (fr) câlin - cuddle

Are they etymologically related?
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Re: True false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-06, 0:40

Michael wrote:
iodalach93 wrote: (ga) cailín - girl
 (fr) câlin - cuddle

Are they etymologically related?

No. Câlin is from Latin and related to words meaning 'warm'. Cailín is related to Παλλάς (the initial consonant was palatalized in Old Irish).

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Re: True false friends

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-07, 18:41

 (ga) ribe hair, bristle
 (gd) ribe hair, snare, trap
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Re: True false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-08, 5:15

English (en) espresso
Italian (it) espresso - espresso, express letter, express train, express, expressed
Amharic (am) ስፕሪስ [spris] - mixed drink (e.g. ጁስ ስፕሪስ [d͡ʒus spris], described here as:
a mixed juice blend of every fruit a shop sells, with a surprising emphasis on avocado.

Also ቡና ስፕሪስ [buna spris] 'mixture of tea and coffee')

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Re: True false friends

Postby Dormouse559 » 2017-03-08, 5:43

vijayjohn wrote:
a mixed juice blend of every fruit a shop sells, with a surprising emphasis on avocado.
Ah, so it's only a spris if the emphasis on avocado is surprising. :P
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Re: True false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-08, 5:52

"hey i think i'll mix these fruit juices up"
"ok"
*plop*
"*gasp* Spris!!!"
:lol:

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Re: True false friends

Postby Michael » 2017-03-08, 7:03

 (sq) darkë dinner
 (en) dark (Albanian: i,e errët)
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Re: True false friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2017-03-08, 10:33

vijayjohn wrote:Amharic (am) ስፕሪስ [spris] - mixed drink (e.g. ጁስ ስፕሪስ [d͡ʒus spris], described here as:
a mixed juice blend of every fruit a shop sells, with a surprising emphasis on avocado.


 (it) spritz

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Re: True false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-03-08, 13:22

IpseDixit wrote: (it) spritz

Romanian has this, too (in Romanian, it's spelled <șpriț>).

ETA:
English (en) mallard (= type of duck)
Dutch (nl) mallerd - silly/crazy person

French (fr) millet - millet (type of grain)
Turkish (tr) millet - nation (> English (en) millet)

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Re: True false friends

Postby linguoboy » 2017-03-22, 20:02

 (ro) fustă skirt
 (ca) fusta wood
 (es) fusta whip

 (sk) kača snake
 (cs) kačka duck

 (nl) egel hedgehog ( (de) Igel)
 (de) Egel leech ( (nl) echel)
 (en) eagle
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