Comparison of Italian and Spanish

False Friends

A 'false friend' (falso amico or falso amigo) is a word in one language that looks like a word in another language, but has a different meaning. Here are some common false friends: To make life even more complicated, the Italian word deluso and the Spanish word decepcionado do not mean deluded or deceived respectively. In fact, they both mean disappointed!

Last updated September 2011 by Adam N. Letchford.