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Ten Italian ‘false friends’ you need to watch out for

Italian words can be sneakily similar to English ones and in some cases their mistranslation can cause an embarrassing effect.

Ten Italian 'false friends' you need to watch out for
Ten 'false friends' that could get you into trouble when speaking Italian. Photo: Shutterstock

When struggling for the right word in Italian, it can also be tempting just to use an English word said in an Italian accent.

Italian is full of 'false friends' that have an entirely different meaning to how they sound. 

For your protection, CLICK HERE for our list of 10 'false friends' in the Italian language you should try and avoid.

By Maya Acharya

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