Translation of false friend in Spanish:

false friend

falso amigo, n.

noun

Linguistics

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    falso amigo masculine
    • Our friend has fallen foul of the phenomenon known as faux amis, or false friends, foreign words that seem to mean one thing but actually mean another.
    • Inconsecuente is an example of a "false friend," a Spanish word that can trip you up if you think it means the same as a similar word in English.
    • The following list of false friends will be helpful to Spanish speakers as the Spanish equivalent to the given English word means something different.