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Re: True false friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-06-16, 9:11

Ciarán12 wrote:(sv) fikar - to have a coffee
(pt-br) ficar- to become, to be
(de) ficken - to fuck

(pt-br) fita - tape
(sv) fitta - pussy (as in vulgar term for vagina)


(it) ficcare - to shove
(it) fitta - stabbing pain

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(en) asylum
(it) asilo - kindergarten

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Re: True false friends

Postby Homine.Sardu » 2018-06-16, 13:17

(it) assentare - to be absent
(sc) assentare - to position, to take note

(it) attendere - to wait
(sc) attendere - to tend to, to take care of

(it) attuare - to enact, to realize
(sc) attuare - to heed, to listen to

(it) segare - to saw
(sc) segare - to break, to cut

(it) brutto - ugly
(sc) bruttu - dirty

(it) non - not
(sc) non - no

(it) no - no
(sc) no - not

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Re: True false friends

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-06-18, 18:54

Luís wrote:(es) zurdo left-handed
(pt) surdo deaf (unable to hear)

(es) sordo deaf comes from Latin surdus, as the Portuguese word does. The dictionary says the etymology of (es) zurdo left-handed is uncertain (just "de origin prerromano"). I had never connected it to (es) sordo. Interesting!

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Re: True false friends

Postby linguoboy » 2018-06-22, 17:02

Homine.Sardu wrote:(it) segare - to saw
(sc) segare - to break, to cut

(ca) segar to reap
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Re: True false friends

Postby Luís » 2018-06-22, 22:07

linguoboy wrote:
Homine.Sardu wrote:(it) segare - to saw
(sc) segare - to break, to cut

(ca) segar to reap


(pt) cegar to blind
Quot linguas calles, tot homines vales

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Re: True false friends

Postby Homine.Sardu » 2018-06-23, 8:25

(fr) appeler - to call
(sc) appeddare - to bark

Both verbs come from Latin "appellare" which had various meanings : to speak to someone, to call, to mention, to complain, to blame.

Apparently in French prevailed the meaning "to call"; while actual Sardinian meaning probably derives from "to complain". In a sense when the dog barks against someone it's complaining for his presence / intrusion.

So if I say the phrase :

Su cane est appeddende = the dog is barking


I could also translate it as : the dog is complaining

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Re: True false friends

Postby h34 » 2018-06-23, 18:11

(nl) bellen - to ring, to call (using a bell)
(de) bellen - to bark

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Re: True false friends

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-06-27, 18:31

(en-us) boxers = (fr) caleçon
(fr) boxer = (en-us) boxer briefs
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Re: True false friends

Postby Michael » 2018-06-28, 4:18

(ro) a săruta to kiss; (archaic) to salute
(it) salutare to say hi, greet, welcome
(nap) salutuà /sa.lə.ˈtua̯/, [sa.lə.ˈtoə̯] id
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Re: True false friends

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-07-08, 17:52

French discret and English discrete are sort-of false friends. They share the mathematical meaning, but otherwise, discret hews more closely to discreet, which is of course pronounced the same as discrete because English.
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Re: True false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-08, 20:00

Fucking English! :P

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Re: True false friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-07-14, 19:12

(fr) mot - word
Ladin (lld) mot - gesture

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Re: True false friends

Postby Homine.Sardu » 2018-07-16, 11:49

IpseDixit wrote:(fr) mot - word
Ladin (lld) mot - gesture


also :

(it) motto - motto, maxim, slogan, saying

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Re: True false friends

Postby languagepotato » 2018-07-19, 9:22

I've been dabbling a bit in hebrew and in the duolingo food skill i came across these false friends

(ar) تُوت‎ - berry
(ar-ma) tut - raspberry
(he) תות - strawberry


(ar-MA) mraq - gravy
(he) מרק - soup

(ar-ma) biSar - pea soup
(he) בשר - meat

(ar) لَحْم‎ - meat
(he) לֶחֶם‎ - bread


(ar) زَيْت‎ - oil
(he) זית - olive
native: (ar-MA) (nl)
very comfortable: (en-US)
somewhat comfortable: (de) (es) (af)
forgetting: (fr) (ar-arb)
touristy level: (ro) (sv)(ber)(pl)
someday hopefully: (ja) (sq) (cs) (tr) and many others

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Re: True false friends

Postby voron » 2018-07-19, 9:51

languagepotato wrote:(ar) تُوت‎ - berry
(ar-ma) tut - raspberry
(he) תות - strawberry

(tr) dut - mulberry
(ru) тут - mulberry

In Moroccan it means raspberry, really? :o And what do you say for mulberry?

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Re: True false friends

Postby languagepotato » 2018-07-19, 10:03

voron wrote:
languagepotato wrote:(ar) تُوت‎ - berry
(ar-ma) tut - raspberry
(he) תות - strawberry

(tr) dut - mulberry
(ru) тут - mulberry

In Moroccan it means raspberry, really? :o And what do you say for mulberry?


we call those 'tut' as well but with mulberries we add the color, basically any fruit that looks like a mulberry or a raspberry, we call 'tut', but if it's left unspecified, raspberry is the default. but it's not any berry in general, just fruits that resemble raspberries (like mulberries and blackberries)
native: (ar-MA) (nl)
very comfortable: (en-US)
somewhat comfortable: (de) (es) (af)
forgetting: (fr) (ar-arb)
touristy level: (ro) (sv)(ber)(pl)
someday hopefully: (ja) (sq) (cs) (tr) and many others

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Re: True false friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-07-23, 10:17

(fi) pöllöt - owl
(it) pollo - chicken

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Re: True false friends

Postby linguoboy » 2018-07-23, 17:47

IpseDixit wrote:(fi) pöllöt - owl

(en) pullet
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Re: True false friends

Postby Naava » 2018-07-23, 18:57

IpseDixit wrote:(fi) pöllöt - owl
(it) pollo - chicken

*pöllö ; pöllöt is the plural

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Re: True false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-23, 19:09

voron wrote:
languagepotato wrote:(ar) تُوت‎ - berry
(ar-ma) tut - raspberry
(he) תות - strawberry

(tr) dut - mulberry
(ru) тут - mulberry

Persian (fa) تُوت‎ - mulberry


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