FALSE FRIENDS

Dutch and English share many words because of the similar linguistic origins, but beware of false friends, not the kind that steal your girlfriend, but in linguistics they are known as false cognates. These are words that are spelt exactly the same in both languages but hold quite different meanings.

Brief
Boom
Chef
Dapper
Hard
Map
Meet
Monster
Spring

Letter
Tree
Boss
Brave
Loud
Notebook
Measure
Sample
Jump

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