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Basic patterns in German language

Fals Friends in German

False friends:
False friends (also known as "false cognates") are words in the two languages that may look similar but have a different meaning.
 
 

German word
False friend in English 
Fals friend means in German
German word in English
(Sitz-)Bank
bank
Geldinstitut
bench
brav
brave
mutig
well-behaved
Büro
biro / bureau
Kugelschreiber
office
Chef
chef
Koch
boss
Daten
dates
Verabredung (privat)
data
dementiert
demented
wahnsinnig, dement
denied
Direktion
direction
Richtung
management
engagiert
engaged
verlobt
committed
Fabrik
fabric
Stoff
factory
fast
fast
schnell
almost
Gift
gift
Geschenk
poison
Grund
ground
Boden
reason
Hausmeister
housemaster
Heimleiter
caretaker
Hut
hut
Hütte
hat
Justiz
justice
Gerechtigkeit
legal authorities
Kaffee
café
kleines Restaurant, Café
coffee
Konkurrenz
concurrence
Einverständnis
competition
konsequent
consequent
infolgedessen
consistent
kontrollieren
to control
beherrschen
to check, to monitor
Konzept
concept
Idee
draft
Konzern
concern
Angelegenheit, Anliegen
(corporate) group
Marke
mark
(Zeugnis)note
brand
mobben
to mob
umringen, umlagern
to bully, bullying
Notiz
notice
Benachrichtigung
note
prägnant
pregnant
schwanger
concise
Prokurist
procurer
Zuhälter
attorney
Prospekt
prospect
Aussicht
brochure
Promotion
promotion
Beförderung
doctorate
etwas realisieren
realise
einsehen
to implement
selbstbewusst
self-conscious
verlegen
self-confident
Studium
study
Arbeitszimmer
studies
Unternehmer
undertaker
Bestatter
entrepreneur, employer
Warenhaus
warehouse
Lagerhaus
departement store
Werbespot
spot
Pickel, Punkt
commercial



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