EP17. False Cognates. Dinero = Plata = Bread = Diner = Dinner; College = Colegio; Avocado = Abogado; Advice = Aviso
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Falsos amigos al ataque nuevamente. Escucha a Jeremy y Joffre descifrar las diferencias entre estos falsos amigos. 


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Joffre: Okay. Hello, my friend Jeremy! It’s a pleasure to talk with you again.

Jeremy: You too! Hi Joffre, how is it going?

Joffre: It’s going well, thank you. I have a great topic to talk about with you and it is false friends, ¿has escuchado acerca de esto?

Jeremy: This phrase and expression: false friends, is this a very common phrase in Spanish?

Joffre: Yes! If you just Google it: false friends Spanish and English you will have a big list of different words.

Jeremy: Because you know, false friends in English, you know, it means something totally different.

Joffre: Yes! In Spanish is the same, you could have a false friend too, like, literally you could have a false friend.

Jeremy: Okay, okay.

Joffre: Someone who.

Jeremy: Is fake.

Joffre: Exactly, exactly, fake, a fake friend.

Jeremy. Okay. So, when you first told me I was like: okay, we’re going to talk about fake friends! I know a lot of fake people; you know what I mean? I got people at work that I work with that are fake, I have family members that are fake, what’s up? Which one you want to talk about? Let’s go, Joffre! I got a whole of bunch to say. I didn’t know until when you called me today and you said: Today we’re going to talk about the comparison of different words and I’m like: ohhh, he’s talking about false friends between words, okay, okay.

Joffre: Exactly, exactly., exactly. False friends for people that are learning English or Spanish.

Jeremy; Okay, yeah.

Joffre: So, for me and for you those words are false friends. Are you ready?

Jeremy: I think so, I hope so.

Joffre: Okay! La primera pareja es: dinero y dinner, dinero y dinner y diner son muy parecidas, en español dinero y en inglés tenemos diner y dinner. Could you help us with an explanation of those, please? Diner and dinner.

Jeremy: So, diner? You want me to explain it in English?

Joffre: Yes, please!

Jeremy: Okay, so, diner is what we call a small restaurant where is usually a restaurant that sometimes you see it in small towns, very small towns and it’s not a franchise, it’s not a chain of restaurants like, I don’t know, Red Lobster or Friday’s or anything like that, but it is usually just one restaurant own by a small, you know, family or something like that, so that’s what a diner is, it’s just a small restaurant you can stop and grab something to eat really quick, something like that. Dinner is when you have dinner with your family in the evening whether is, I don’t know, 5 o’clock or 6 o’clock you’re having dinner or you go out to dinner with a friend or you wife or whatever, you can go out to a restaurant and have dinner too in a restaurant, so, that’s the difference.

Joffre: Okay, so we have two different meanings. The first one is like a un restaurant pequeño como que está cerca de la vía o un restaurant de paso, algo pequeño.

Jeremy: Yeah, uh-hum.

Joffre: Y el siguiente que es dinner es la merienda o la cena, que es la hora a la cual nosotros comemos.

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