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Tá Falado
September 18, 2007
Grammar Lesson 15:  False Cognates, Driver's License
Driver's license No kidding, Orlando was in Mexico City one time and saw a man in Chapultepec Park who was selling helados esquisitos.  Why would anyone want to buy 'weird' ice cream? Turns out, in Spanish esquisito means exquisite, and Mexicans actually like to have their helado esquisito! It's a positive thing.  In Portuguese, esquisito means strange or weird.  OK, that's what we mean by false cognates.  Although many words between Spanish and Portuguese are similar, there are others that trick you because the meaning isn't what you expect.
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