false friend is a word in one language that sounds similar to a word in another language but that means something different. For example, a common error Spanish speakers make is to use the English word
sensible when they actually mean
sensitive. This is because “sensitive” translates to the Spanish word “sensible”. If you are a Spanish speaker, you have probably been in similar situations before. Watch this lesson to learn about Spanish false friends and how to correct them to say what you really mean. Avoid embarrassing moments before they happen to you! Don’t forget to do the quiz afterwards to practice what you’ve learned.