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Deceiving words between languages

Deceiving words between languages

The cliché from that old commercial by Open English made fun of how some words sound similar between languages, but they don’t necessarily mean the same. Do you remember: Repollo, rechicken? Well, here we’re talking about false cognates. That is, words that seem to be similar in two languages but they don’t define the same thing. Words are a set of letters that have meaning when they’re interpreted b ...