Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday's False Friend

stranger v. straniero

We English-speakers use stranger to refer to someone we don't know. In Italian, straniero may look similar but the meaning is more specific: a foreigner. Translate the word with estraneo for a better solution.

Eng) "Don't talk to strangers," the mother said to her son.

It) "Non parlare con un estraneo, " dice la madre al suo figlio.

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