Exercice anglais faux amis

exo 3

Incorrect Correct
Achever Achieve Complete / finish The renovation was finished at the end of 2010.
We have completed the programme.
Actuellement Actually At the moment, currently. At the moment I am revising my English.
Affluence Affluence Crowds There were crowds of people in the streets.
Agenda Agenda Diary I note all my appointments in my diary.
Ancien Ancient Former Our former chairman was more dynamic.
Assister a Assist Attend All the personnel must attend the meeting.
Avertissement Advertisement Warning The message was sent as a warning.
Bail Bail Lease We can move in as soon as we sign the lease.
Blesser Bless Hurt / injure He was injured in a road accident.
Bribes Bribes Scraps, snatches He overheard snatches of the conversation.
Chance Chance Luck Good luck! I hope you’ll be as lucky as Tom.
Coin Coin Corner The cinema is at the corner of the street.
Commander Command Order He ordered food for everybody.
Conducteur Conductor Driver She told the driver to be careful on the roads.
Confection Confection Clothing industry He works in the clothing industry.
Controle Control Check Tickets are checked before boarding.
Deception Deception Disappointment His failure was a big disappointment.
Decevoir Deceive Disappoint The players were disappointed not to win.
Delai Delay Time limit/deadline We were given a time limit. Friday is the deadline.
Envie Envy Want / feel like I don’t want to go/ I don’t feel like going.
Eventuellement Eventually Possibly/perhaps/if need be Perhaps/If need be I could send a fax.
Formidable Formidable Great/terrific You did a terrific job!
Fortuné Fortunate Wealthy, well-off The money was donated by a wealthy man.
Fournitures Furniture Supplies Julie is responsible for office supplies.
Gentil Gentle Nice / kind She’s a nice person. Her remarks are always kind.
Grief (faire) Grieve Reproach Amy reproached Tom for breaking his promise.
Habit Habit Clothes/ dress The old man was wearing his Sunday clothes.
Ignorer Ignore Not pay attention
take no notice
know nothing
It’s best not to pay attention to his behaviour.
Take no notice of him!
I know nothing about the incident.
Important Important Big / large There was a big crowd waiting to see the Queen.

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FRENCH ENGLISH Example
Incorrect Correct
Inconvenant Inconvenient Improper Improper behaviour will not be tolerated.
Injure Injure Insult Please don’t take that as an insult.
Large Large Wide The Champs Elysées is a very wide avenue.
Lecture Lecture Reading Anne likes reading.
Librairie Library Bookshop A bookshop is where you buy books.
Location Location Rental / lease
to rent / to let
They signed a 2-year rental/lease.
The house was let for two years.
Monnaie Money Currency / change I need change for the parking meter.
What currency is used in Norway?
Nuisance Nuisance Harm/damage/pollution Noise is a form of pollution that can be harmful.
Organisme Organism organisation/agency A relief agency is providing food and shelter.
Pièce Piece Room / a play (theatre) How many rooms are there in the house?
I saw a good play at the theatre yesterday.
Prévenir Prevent Warn He shouted to warn people of the danger.
Professeur Professor
(tit. d’une chaire)
Teacher My father is a teacher at the high school.
My mother is a professor at the university.
Propre Proper Clean
Own
The kitchen is clean.
Emily has her own car.
Propriété Propriety Property The property belongs to the rich family.
Realize Realize Accomplish/carry out
Come true (a dream)
He accomplished the task without difficulty.
I hope all your dreams will come true.
Regarder Regard Look at Let’s look at the pictures.
Résumer Resume Summarize / sum up The report summarizes the main points.
Réunion Reunion Meeting A meeting was held to discuss the problem.
Sensible Sensible Sensitive A baby’s skin is very sensitive.
Situation (geo.) Situation Location / situation The offices are in a good location/well situated.
Store Store Blind We have blinds on our windows.
Supporter Support Put up with Teachers have to put up with noisy children.
Sympathique Sympathetic Nice/friendly/likeable Our new neighbours are very nice
Jack is a very likeable guy..
Tentative Tentative Attempt He made an attempt/he attempted to escape.

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