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Do you know any words that sound the same, but have a different meaning in another language?

Did I ask that correctly? lol It's about how you pronounce it.

The other day I read the name "Kip" in a children's book and thought it was funny, because it means "chicken" in Dutch (pronounc. and spelling exactly the same)

f*ck (bad word, yes) - same pronounciation: "vak" (dutch for profession or compartment)


Asked by BeachMom81 at 4:56 PM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • English words that mean something else in a different language?

    Haha (my mother) in Japanese
    ohiyo (good morning) japanese, Ohio is a state in english

    Answer by stenhouse_baby at 5:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Oh, I got another one!

    dutch: zee (lake) -german: see (sea) LOL exactly the other way 'round.

    Comment by BeachMom81 (original poster) at 4:57 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Mutter in German is mother

    Answer by Bmat at 5:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Apparently dumb-ass (or husband) is the same in every language.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 7:04 PM on Nov. 13, 2010