Looking for words in your language means something totally different in another.

level
1
Posts47Likes18Joined3/9/2018Location

can u post words in a language that you know of that mean something totally different in another language.

Posted 
0
#1
level
10
Posts436Likes220Joined4/9/2018LocationCaracas / VE
Native
Spanish
Learning German, Italian
Other English

"Burro" in Spanish means "donkey" in English and "burro" in Italian means "butter" in English.


That is the first one that comes to my mind.

Posted 
1
#2
level
10
Posts436Likes220Joined4/9/2018LocationCaracas / VE
Native
Spanish
Learning German, Italian
Other English

"Pronto" in Spanish means "soon" in English and "pronto" in Italian means "ready" in English.

Posted 
0
#3
level
4
Posts50Likes36Joined6/10/2018LocationIrpin / UA
Native
Russian, Ukrainian
Other Dutch, English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish

(Czech) Pozor - attention, (Russian) позор - shame

(Polish) dywan - carpet, (Ukrainian) диван - sofa

(Polish) rano - morning, (Ukrainian) рано - early

(Polish, Ukrainian) tak - yes, (Swedish) tack - thanks



Posted 
0
#4
level
9
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
Native
Tagalog
Learning English, Korean

Salvage in English means "to save" or "rescue". The way most Filipinos use it though is to refer to extra-judicial or vigilante killings.


"He was salvaged." (He was killed by policemen/vigilantes.)

--

ikay

Posted 
0
#5
    Feedback