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25 / 02 / 2009

FALSE FRIEND: COLLEAGUE: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at a common false friend that very often causes confusion.

Today's word is: colleague

Meaning: a person you work with, especially in a profession or business.

Notice that it does NOT mean a friend (as the informal use of colega can mean in Spanish).

Example 1:
Mother: Is she your girlfriend?
Son: No mum, she is just a colleague from work. We are not involved romantically.

Example 2:
We were friends and colleagues for more than fifteen years.

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