English is a beautiful language that borrows a lot of words from other languages. Every once in awhile though, you’ll find some weird, random coincidences among different languages. Sometimes, an English word sounds like one in another language, but the two have nothing to do with each other. Often, they don’t even have the same origin. These kinds of words are called false friends.
Like the other kind of false friend, these words can embarrass you or get you into trouble (depending on who’s around). We’ve collected just a few here to help you avoid any facepalm moments abroad.