False Friends

This block at Nomen Global, we are celebrating our international diversity! We have discussed and written about some things that make our cultures unique. One favorite topic of conversation among our students is the different languages we speak. Because over 30 countries are represented by our student body, we speak many different languages! One tricky thing, however, about languages is False Friends. False Friends are words that sound similar in two languages but mean something completely different! 

Here is a list of good examples of False Friends. For example, the word gift in English means "present," whereas Gift in German means "poison." Take a look at this interesting list of false friends from English and other languages. 

To learn more about English and False Friends, visit us at Nomen Global!

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