13 Oct

False Friends: Episode 1

Bekommen – to receive, to get | become – werden
One of the most common Deutsch/English confusions.

I will become a dentist when I receive my DDS degree next week.

fast – almost | fast – schnell; (v) fasten
A false friend of the highest order.

I get hungry almost as fast as you when we are fasting for Ramadan.

das Gift – poison | gift, present –  das Geschenk

Is that a birthday present for Jeremy?

No. It’s poison.

[calls police]

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