Tutorial Transcript

hi everybody Candace here welcome to ask a teacher but I answer some of your most common French questions the question for this lesson is what are false friends and what are the most common ones there are lots of words that look similar in English and French but they don't always mean the same thing it's pretty fitting that they're called false friends because they can be deceptive here are some of the most common ones so you can avoid any miscommunication the next time you speak French at all in French means to wait for example if you're waiting for your friends you would say Jetta Mona me to attend is SST for example I'm going to attend the show would be sure the assistir spectac make sure not to confuse SST with the verb to assist that verb is secure meaning to help someone another commonly confused verb is passage Pasi doesn't mean to pass by which would be quasi to cross paths a means to sit for something or to spend time for example pasión eczema means to sit through an exam not to pass an exam another common phrase is come over to positive accounts meaning how are you going to spend your vacation if your response jmz the person if I come from Delhi it has nothing to do with being envious of Italy of what we do means to want something or to feel like doing something so this sentence means I want to spend my vacation in Italy there are also plenty of nouns that are false friends to Vil for example is not Villa its city also be careful with the world in Libra heat which means a bookstore don't expect to borrow things for free another example is if someone stops you on the street and asks you for the lemonade they are asking for spare change but if you ask for change or money it means you want your change in coins rather than being in more serious situations if you fall and get hurt don't say that you're a jury because people will become very concerned about your emotional state instead say disability which means I'm hurt in the physical sense it had nothing to do with church blessings okay I hope that clears things up if you have any more questions please leave them in the comments below and I try to answer them Adamo see you soon you you