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CLIP 10079

Beware of false friends in German

Beware of false friends in German
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Key Info
  • Beware of false friends in German
  • Duration: 03:11
  • Comedian Henning Wehn explains the dangers of making false friends in German. False friends are words in a foreign language that bear a close resemblance to English words. They don't necessarily have the same meaning however, as Henning Wehn explains with some examples from the German language. Published on the BBC Languages portal: bbc.co.uk/languages/german/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    German

       Topic:

    Self Family and Friends

  • Keywords: German, funny, pronunciation, nouns
Ideas for use in class
  • List some other 'false friends' - use in conjunction with the loan words video to compare friendly and unfriendly examples of German words in English.
Background details
  • Clip language : German
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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