The term "false cognate" is sometimes used incorrectly for "false friend". False cognates are a pair of words in the same or different languages that are similar in form and meaning but have different roots. That is, they appear to be or are sometimes considered cognates when in fact they are not.
Monday, January 29, 2007
The meaning of "False Cognates or False Friends"
False friends are those terms that look as identical words in Spanish or English, but, as a matter of fact have different meanings...