False friends are one of the most frequently asked questions by our online students. They run into them in their writing essays also.
Today’s free Spanish Lesson is about false friends between English and Spanish. How many false friends can you spot? Here some examples:
To realize : darse cuenta de algo. Realizar: to make
Actually: en realidad. Actualmente: nowadays.
To be embarrassed: tener vergüenza. Estar embarazada: to be pregnant.
Sanity: cordura. Sanidad: health.
To resume: retomar. Resumir: to summarize.
Pedantic: puntilloso. Pedante: arrogant.
To be constipated: estar estreñido. Tener un constipado: to have a cold.
Fabric: tejido. Fábrica: factory.