Lisa's week: Quick tip of the week – “Popular” false friends
False friends – those words in German that have a very similar word in English but a totally different meaning – are part of my everyday.
Some days I could even play “False Friend Bingo” I hear them so often!
And of course, when I’m speaking German, I have to be careful not to fall into the trap of using them incorrectly the other way around too, although I’m sure I do from time to time.
So here's my Top 10!
tatsächlich / eigentlich
etwas ausgeben z. B Geld
to spend something e.g. money
Koch (Restaurant) / Chefkoch
What is Lisa's week?
"We’ve (hopefully) been entertaining you so far with the meaning and background of a weekly English idiom and now we’ve decided to expand that a little to give me the chance to share some details that come my way in my daily life as a Business English teacher. I hope to find weekly tidbits of information and experience to tell you about such as British traditions that I (or we) celebrate, or typical mistakes made when speaking English, or even some of the funny things I come across in my daily life. We hope that you’ll enjoy the insight into the life of a Brit in Germany!"