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False friends in Spanish. Be careful!

In Spanish there is a huge amount of false friends, words that are similar between English and Spanish but with a very different meaning. 956 palabras más

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False Cognates-Molest/Molestar

 The Spanish word “molestar” means “annoy, bother disturb”, whilst the English term “molest” conveys negative sexual connotations of “sexual harassment”.
According to the “The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”: 280 palabras más

False Cognates - Sanctuary/Santuario

The term “false-cognate” is sometimes used incorrectly for “false friend”. False cognates are a pair of words in the same or different languages that are similar in form and meaning but have different roots. 186 palabras más

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False Cognates-Constipation/Constipado

The term “false cognate” is sometimes used incorrectly for “false friend”. False cognates are a pair of words in the same or different languages that are similar in form and meaning but have different roots. 213 palabras más

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