Extra Lex: Treacherous Look-Alike Words in Spanish and English

According to an old ditty, “Spanish is a funny language where ropa isn’t rope, sopa isn’t soap and the butter is meant t’ kill ya.” Here are 48 more examples of Spanish-English “false friends”:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/57195/50-spanish-english-false-friend-words

Spanish-English faux amis

 

Incidentally, mantequilla, butter, is the diminutive of manteca, lard.

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