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araveg
Spain

help
 
Hi everybody
 
 
I have just two questions
 
1st- False friends and false cogantes are the same? Is there any slight difference. ?
 
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 

18 Mar 2019      



maryse peyé
France

Please erase the post in Spanish. Here it is only in English. If ever you need to write something in Spanish you can do it on live worksheets, Victor´s other - excellent- website of sharing. Here it is exclusively English whereas the other is for every possible langugages.
 
Thanks for your comprehension.

18 Mar 2019     



Aisha77
Spain

Well, I´ve never heard of false "cognates", but since cognates are quite the same in English like in our language, I´d say you are right, "false cognates" are "false friends".
Aisha ;) 

18 Mar 2019     



araveg
Spain

Thanks a lot
 
And sorry for my Spanish post. It is due a problem on my computer. I wrote it in English.
 
Nice day 

19 Mar 2019     



almaz
United Kingdom

Some false friends can be true cognates, so, no, they´re not the same. A cognate is a word in one language which is derived from the same source as a word in another (actual in English and actuel in French, for example, are false friends but genuine cognates). False cognates may look similar but have different etymologies entirely.

19 Mar 2019     



Aisha77
Spain

OH!! Thanks so much almaz, I didn´t know cognates had an etymologic root in common!!
Aisha ;) 

19 Mar 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Thanks Almaz. I always thought they were synonyms. I found this breakdown, as well. Is it accurate? https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/2612/whats-the-difference-between-a-false-cognate-and-a-false-friend

19 Mar 2019