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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Dormouse559 » 2014-07-18, 7:31

IpseDixit wrote:Not common at all, I didn't even know of its existence
Yeah, I started worrying when a couple resources I use had no entry for it. One assumed it was English FOIA. Even Italian Google does.

IpseDixit wrote:(unless there's a meaning of rut which I'm not familiar with...)
That depends. Are you familiar with the "mating period for various mammals" meaning?

IpseDixit wrote:(not sure whether you meant that or "heat" in general)
I meant "being in heat".
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2014-07-25, 13:45

Dormouse559 wrote: (en) FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
 (it) foia - rut, heat, lust


Anyway another one like that is:

 (en-us) CISPA - Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
 (it) cispa - eye booger

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Aisling » 2014-07-25, 15:06

 (en) pasta
 (tr) pasta - cake
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-07-26, 0:33

Caitlín wrote: (en) pasta
 (tr) pasta - cake

Portuguese (pt) pasta - dough, folder, briefcase

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby TheStrayCat » 2014-07-29, 18:34

I think this multilingual nightmare can be expanded even further.

 (en) pumpkin =  (uk) гарбуз (harbuz)
 (en) watermelon =  (ru) арбуз (arbuz) =  (uk) кавун (kavun) =  (bg) диня (dinya)
 (en) melon =  (uk) диня (dynia) =  (ru) дыня (dynia) =  (uz) qovun

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby loqu » 2014-08-31, 7:53

Don't know if this is a true false friend or not, I'd say in some circumstances it can be. But facing the doubt I post it here.

Saw this one on the horny thread.

ITALIAN arrapato - horny
CATALAN arrapat - scratched
De tant que et vull, et trac un ull.
Qui no vulga pols, que no vaja a l'era.

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Thon » 2014-08-31, 14:00

+ Arafat

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Youngfun » 2014-09-02, 12:28

loqu wrote:Don't know if this is a true false friend or not, I'd say in some circumstances it can be. But facing the doubt I post it here.

Saw this one on the horny thread.

ITALIAN arrapato - horny
CATALAN arrapat - scratched

I would definitely confuse them. :lol:

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby gvm40 » 2014-09-02, 16:31

TheStrayCat wrote:I think this multilingual nightmare can be expanded even further.

 (en) pumpkin =  (uk) гарбуз (harbuz)
 (en) watermelon =  (ru) арбуз (arbuz) =  (uk) кавун (kavun) =  (bg) диня (dinya)
 (en) melon =  (uk) диня (dynia) =  (ru) дыня (dynia) =  (uz) qovun


To expand on this, in most Turkic languages "karpuz" (or its derivatives) is watermelon and "kavun" is melon. The Russian and Ukranian words must've been borrowed from a Turkic language.
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby MillMaths » 2014-09-15, 17:22

Finnish (fi) illat – evenings (nominative plural of ilta)
Hungarian (hu) illat – fragrance

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby languagepotato » 2014-09-17, 8:36

vijayjohn wrote:
Caitlín wrote: (en) pasta
 (tr) pasta - cake

Portuguese (pt) pasta - dough, folder, briefcase


 (nl) pasta- pasta, pasta
and in very slangy  (ar-MA) pasta - money
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby loqu » 2014-09-17, 14:29

languagepotato wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
Caitlín wrote: (en) pasta
 (tr) pasta - cake

Portuguese (pt) pasta - dough, folder, briefcase


 (nl) pasta- pasta, pasta
and in very slangy  (ar-MA) pasta - money

really? what a coincidence
 (es) pasta pasta / paste / biscuit / hard cover of a notebook / (colloquially) money
De tant que et vull, et trac un ull.
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Marah » 2014-09-17, 15:46

I don't find it so surprising, Moroccan Arabic and Spanish share some vocabulary. :mrgreen:
Lots of Moroccans in Northern Morocco speak good Spanish!
Par exemple, l'enfant croit au Père Noël. L'adulte non. L'adulte ne croit pas au Père Noël. Il vote.

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Kenny » 2014-09-17, 16:52

Marah wrote:I don't find it so surprising, Moroccan Arabic and Spanish share some vocabulary. :mrgreen:
Lots of Moroccans in Northern Morocco speak good Spanish!

It was quite a surprise to me when I found out some years ago that there are two Spanish exclaves in northern Morocco.

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby loqu » 2014-09-17, 17:43

They are quite peculiar places and Moroccan Arabic is quite widely spoken there from what I have heard.

A guy I met had lived in Tetuán/Tettawen (a Moroccan city 40 km from the Spanish exclave of Ceuta) for four years, and he told me people in Tetuán speak their dialect with lots of Spanish words. It was the capital city of the Spanish protectorate up to the Moroccan independence in 1956.

Apart that they usually watch Andalusian television, so they understand Spanish quite well :) in the words of this guy I met, 'sure they watch the Andalusian channel, it's the only channel they receive where they get to see boobs'.
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Car » 2014-09-18, 9:42

loqu wrote:
languagepotato wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
Caitlín wrote: (en) pasta
 (tr) pasta - cake

Portuguese (pt) pasta - dough, folder, briefcase


 (nl) pasta- pasta, pasta
and in very slangy  (ar-MA) pasta - money

really? what a coincidence
 (es) pasta pasta / paste / biscuit / hard cover of a notebook / (colloquially) money

 (de) Pasta pasta/ paste (regional or in compound words)

As for money, one colloquial word for that is Knete (play doh).
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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby IpseDixit » 2014-09-18, 12:51

Car wrote:
loqu wrote:
languagepotato wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
Caitlín wrote: (en) pasta
 (tr) pasta - cake

Portuguese (pt) pasta - dough, folder, briefcase


 (nl) pasta- pasta, pasta
and in very slangy  (ar-MA) pasta - money

really? what a coincidence
 (es) pasta pasta / paste / biscuit / hard cover of a notebook / (colloquially) money

 (de) Pasta pasta/ paste (regional or in compound words)

As for money, one colloquial word for that is Knete (play doh).


 (it) pasta - pasta (duh) / dough / colloquially a drug which is in tablet form.

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby MillMaths » 2014-09-24, 15:34

 (en) door
 (nl) door – through

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Postby Linguist » 2014-10-14, 9:48

Javier wrote:Sik - Penis (Turkish) / Sick - Sick (English)

Reminds me on:

bok (Turkish): shit
Bock (German): a ram

And while looking it up in an english dictionary, I’ve seen that "bok" also exists in English.
Sometimes I’ll start a sentence in English y termino en español.

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Re: Multilingual false friends

Postby Lauren » 2014-10-27, 1:14

English: It's OK.
Hmong: Ib txoj kev. /i˥ tsɒ˥˧ ke˧˦/ - A path/road/way

I heard this in a song today and thought it was funny. :lol:
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