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

Hobbit
Posts47Likes18Joined3/9/2018Location

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

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Ranger
Posts436Likes220Joined4/9/2018LocationCaracas / VE
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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.

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Ranger
Posts436Likes220Joined4/9/2018LocationCaracas / VE
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Spanish
Learning German, Italian
Other English

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

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Dwarf
Posts50Likes36Joined6/10/2018LocationIrpin / UA
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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



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Ranger
Posts385Likes192Joined11/7/2018LocationManila / PH
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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.)

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ikay

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