Ten 'false friends' to watch out for when learning German
Many English speakers dread German grammar. The most treacherous thing, though, isn’t the grammar but ‘false friends’ - German words that are identical or similar to an English word but don't mean the same thing. Here are ten to watch out for.
Back to False friends to be wary of when learning German»
Boot: Those who remember the German war film Das Boot (The Boat) will have learnt to distinguish
Boot from boot. In German, you'll just need one, don’t put it on your feet, but step onto it with both legs, and sail up and down the Danube... no walking necessary.