Thursday, August 6, 2009

Friday's False Friend

educated v. educato

When you are educated in English, this means that you show evidence of having studied but in Italian educato refers to the manners your family or society have taught you. For the best translation, chose the Italian word, colto, for best results.

Eng) It was very interesting to listen to the educated young man during dinner.

It) Era molto interessante ad ascoltare al ragazzo giovane e colto durante la cena.

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