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Faux Amis French

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  • Submitted: 03/01/2010
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International Baccalaureate Languages

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Faux Amis (verbs)

* assister - to attend

* attendre - to wait

* attirer - to attract/ entice

* blesser - to wound, to injure, to offend (not to bless)

* blinder - to reinforce

* commander - to order (as in a meal)

* contrôler - to check/verify

* demander - to ask (not demand)

* draguer - to chat up (not drag, though perhaps "pull")

* former - to train

* licencier - to dismiss

* passer un examen - to take an exam (not pass)

* réaliser - to create

* rester - to stay

* retirer - to take off/remove

* survenir - to overcome/arise

Faux Amis (nouns)

* avertissment - warning

* bon - slip/ form/ coupon

* caméra - a video camera (not a still one - that's un appareil photo)

* car - coach/because

* caution - a deposit/guarantee

* chair - flesh

* coin

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