Category:False friends

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False friends (or faux amis) are pairs of words in two languages or dialects (or letters in two alphabets) that look and/or sound similar, but differ in meaning.

False cognates, by contrast, are similar words in different languages that appear to have a common historical linguistic origin (regardless of meaning) but actually do not.

Pages in category "False friends"

The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).