Don’t Get Fooled with a Similar Sound
You’ve probably found yourself in this situation—you overhear a conversation in another language and think you understand parts of what they’re saying because some of the words sound familiar. But don’t let your ears fool you! You may have been misled by “false friends.” These words sound alike in two languages, but mean something else. Here are some examples.
|False Friend (Native Language)||What It Sounds Like||What It Really Means|
|noleggio (Italian)||knowledge||hire, rental|
|scannare (Italian)||scan||to skin|
|Webseite (German)||web site||web page|