False Friends

Falsi Amici



While linguists call these false cognates, false friends refer to words that sound like English words but have different meanings in Italian.

It's important to learn these well, because using them incorrectly can be embarrassing.



Play attendere
to wait
Play confrontare
to make a comparison to compare
Play intendere
to hear to understand
Play tastare
to feel to touch

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