You might be surprised at the number of words that spell exactly the same in French and English. How many? Try over 500.
Yep, that’s a lot of words that spell exactly or almost the same in both French and English, but here is the trick – many of those words don’t mean the same thing at all in French as they do in English.
Unfortunately, at times they are mixed up by English speakers who speaker or French speakers trying to speak the other language.
I’ve heard some of them make those mistakes at times, and when they did, it meant big confusion or down right laughs on the part of the hearer.
Here are 40 of such trap words that could throw you off, so you’d better know their meaning, just in case you’d be tempted to use them in the same context in French as you would in English. As you will see, some spell slightly differently and many exactly the same.