False friends in translation
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False friends are words from two different languages that have a great similarity in shape but whose meanings are different. When they have some common meanings, they are “partial false friends“. For example, in Italian, ricetta means “recipe (for kitchen)” … Read More

EU Translation Guide: Beware of false friends, jargon and abbreviations – Avoid false friends
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False friends (or faux amis) are pairs of words in two languages that look similar but differ in meaning. In a multilingual environment like the European Commission, we often mix up our languages. Borrowing between French end English is common. … Read More