Recognising 'faux amis' (A-N) in German

Author: Christine Eckhard-Black

© Christine Eckhard-Black ,Language Centre, University of Oxford, 2008


This learning object aims to provide an introduction to False Friends. False Friends, Falsche Freunde or Faux amis (they are commonly known by the French phrase) are words that look or sound alike in two languages. However, they are not what they seem. In these activities, you will be made aware of the most frequently occurring German False Friends (A-N), and practise translating them correctly into English. This learning object has been subject to peer review and editing.



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