Thursday, 29 October 2009

False Friends

These are the False friends that Danuza’s FCE class gathered, and we hope these are of any help to you

Pretendnot “Pretender” (intend). Pretend is to “fingir” (fool somebody)

Eventually – This adverb means finnaly / as a consequence, and not, in Portuguese "Eventualmente” (Occasionaly).

Compass – not “Compasso” (Compasses). It is a device for finding direction and that always points to magnetic north.

Dent – not “Dente” (tooth). A small hollow mark in the surface of something, caused by pressure or by being hit.

Ex: A dent in the door of a car

Intoxication – not “Intoxicação” (poisoning). Something that can get you drunk, or really happy.

Fabric – not “Fábrica" (Factory). A cloth produced especially by knitting, weaving, or felting fibers; The texture or quality of such cloth.

College – not "Colégio” (high school). Any place for specialized education after the age of 16 where people study or train to get knowledge and/or skills; University

Customs – not “Costumes” (Traditions). A section in the airport whose job is to look inside traveller’s bags to make certain they are not taking goods in a country without paying taxes


  1. Finally I was able to post. Sorry for the delay Danuza.
    By the way, I wantes to show you this site:


  2. I am so glad that you guys seem to be enjoy being part of this project; BTW few people will be familiar with intoxication
    Much love

  3. Danuza, this project is an amazing idea! I am really loving to be part of it!!!