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reply markmst <markmsthunter gmail.com> writes:
Many language learners will have a similar story to narrate. They 
have often used a foreign word accidentally, which may sound 
similar in the English as well as in the target language and yet 
are completely different in their meanings, Such linguistic 
goof-ups are referred to as "false friends". When you are 
learning a new language, there is hardly a strategic way to 
identify your false friends.

The reason for that is they occur without any set patterns and 
mostly due to coincidence. For instance, in the Portuguese 
language, when your superior volunteers to assist in your office 
presentation, it signifies that they will not assist but observe 

On several occasions, certain words of a foreign language may 
appear funny to a person who is not aware of it, especially on a 
menu at a restaurant. But it is still important to resist the 
temptation of laughing out loud Why Pay For Learning a Foreign 
Language at that local language. The reason for that is the 
locals around you will consider it extremely rude.

Try to speak at a slow and measured pace, especially when you are 
travelling between two countries. You need to give adequate time 
between your mouth and brain to ensure that you are not using the 
wrong language in the wrong country. When you learn to avoid 
these common mistakes while speaking a foreign language, you can 
enjoy a fabulous time. Plus, you can pick up quite a few lingo 
while not offending the locals.

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Apr 03 2018
parent Timoses <timosesu gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 3 April 2018 at 15:02:34 UTC, markmst wrote:
 Why Pay For Learning a Foreign
I actually read this until "Why Pay For Learning a Foreign Language". I didn't get the joke... Go figure..
Apr 03 2018