Multilingual false friends 2

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Linguaphile
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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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