I thought it would be fun to try to find polish words that have funny meaning for czechs. I started with writing it by hand, asking people and it took me at least an hour to find out that lists like this one already do exist and that such words are called “false friends“. Nevertheless, I think this list contains some words that no other (easily findable) false friends lists contain (at least nozki, nozyczki, plywac and prawie).
A few remarks concerning polish pronunciation ((mainly) for czech people): ć and cz – č, ó – u, ł – english w.
|Polish word||Czech meaning||Real meaning|
|szukać||to fuck||to search|
|nożyczki||little legs||scissors (duh)|
|pływać||to spit||to swim|
|ostatni||the rest||the last|
|poprawić||to execute||to improve|
Feel free to write more in the comments.
A side story:
Finding out how “edit html source” window in wordpress behaves
Will pressing escape close the window?
Nah, probably not…
Well, let’s try it to make sure…
One line corresponds to aproximately one second of thinking. Of course, the table with all the words was gone. I couldn’t even believe I did something this stupid for no real reason.