{False Friends} Gift

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One of the many pitfalls of learning a foreign language, are those tricky little ‘false friends’. Words that look and sound exactly like words in your own language, but mean something completely different. While I don’t really struggle with German/English false friends myself, being a native speaker of both languages, they do trip up other members of our family sometimes. Since I’m looking for any excuse or inspiration right now to practice my drawing skills some more, I thought it would be a cute idea to illustrate some of my favourite false friends for the blog. (D) marks the German meaning, and (E) marks the English meaning. I hope you like them.

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