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Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Posted: 10 Oct 2020 22:56
by eldin raigmore
Like “the ‘hood” for “the neighborhood”.

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Posted: 27 Oct 2020 15:27
by k1234567890y
Japanese Totoro (name of a fictional animal) and Old High German totoro "egg yolk"
Spoiler:
Japanese Totoro:
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German Totoro:
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Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Posted: 16 Jan 2021 21:53
by k1234567890y
English Norse "the collective Scandinavian people" v.s. Swedish nors "smelt(fish)"