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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-10-14, 2:07

h34 wrote:(et) karu = bear
(fi) karu = bare, unfertile, barren (land)

(cy) carw /ka(:)rʊ/ = deer, stag
(ast) caru /karu/ = dear, expensive

That's especially funny that (in addition to the false friends themselves) the English translations happen to be two sets of homophones - bear/bare and deer/dear. :rotfl:

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-10-14, 4:41

English (en) booty
Afrikaans (af) boetie - brother

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby h34 » 2019-11-22, 12:15

(mhr) ик / ik = 1 (short form)
(nl) ik = I

(da) én = 1 (accent is optional)
(hu) én = I

(ja) 二 / ni = 2
(zh) 你 / nǐ = you (2nd person singular)
(sv) ni = you (2nd person plural)

(lt) du = 2
(de) du = you (2nd person singular)

(fa-TJ) се / se = 3
(fi) se = it (3rd person singular)

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby h34 » 2020-01-10, 16:09

(mhr) ача = father
(cv) ача = child

(mhr) ик = one (attributive)
(cv) ик = two (short form of икӗ/иккӗ, used in collocations such as пӗр-ик 'one or two')

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-06-06, 7:50

Gujarati (gu) હું [hũ] - I
Urdu (ur) ہوں / Hindi (hi) हूँ [hũ] - (I) am

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby Multiturquoise » 2020-06-06, 8:40

(az) sümük = bone
(tk) süňk = bone
(tr) sümük = snot

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-06, 14:02

I often get confused as to the meaning of false friend because the definition can get highly specific at times. I'll give it a shot :)

(Is) list -- the arts
(En) list

(No) reassuranse -- reinsurance
(En) reassurance
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby Gormur » 2020-06-23, 16:52

(en) bachelor an unmarried adult
(no) bachelor a bachelor's degree holder

(en) mort death
(no) mort common roach

(en) false
(no) fals book fold
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby vijayjohn » 2020-06-26, 5:07

Japanese (ja) ファイト faito - competitive match, fight (esp. boxing match); fighting spirit in sports; go for it, take heart, don't give up
Bauzi (an East Geelvink Bay language of Papua New Guinea): faito - cut down (singular object)

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby Gormur » 2020-07-03, 15:53

(en) water H₂O
(no) water WC water closet

(en) griff (slang) marijuana
(no) griff griffin

(en) stable a building for horses and related animals
(no) stabel a hinge pin
Eigi gegnir þat at segja at bók nøkkur er hreinferðug eðr ønnur spelluð því at vandliga ok dáliga eru bœkr ritnar ok annat kunnum vér eigi um þœr at dœma

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Re: Multilingual false friends 2

Postby Vlürch » 2020-08-04, 13:40

Japanese (ja) 早く! (hayaku!) - hurry up!
hjayaku! - hello!

Of course, I have this video to thank for learning this epic false friend. :whistle:


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