Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

False Friends: 5 German Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

“German and English are both Germanic languages, so they not only share many grammatical features but also have a lot of similar words. For example, when you know English and you hear the German word ‘Haus’ you immediately know what it means: house. The spelling is different, but it sounds exactly the same!

Similarly, a ‘Freund’ is a friend, ‘Sand’ is sand, ‘grün’ is green, and so on and so forth. And as it happens when two languages are very close, there are also many words which seem the same but mean completely different things.

Read more @ http://learnoutlive.com/false-friends-5-german-words-dont-mean-think/

Languages do matter!

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