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noun [countable] linguistics     false friend pronunciation in British English
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singularfalse friend
pluralfalse friends
  1. a word in a language that looks or sounds similar to a word in another language but means something different. For exampleactual’ in English and ‘aktuell’ in German look similar but have different meanings.

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a symbol named after King Adinkra, used in West Africa in fabric and on other items

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