Transcript of the video lesson – mug vs mug:
Hi, welcome to learndutch.org’s false friends.
Words from different languages that sound or look the same, but with a different meaning. Today the Dutch word: “mug” which you write the same as the english “mug”. These are not the same, they are false friends!
A mug is what we call in Dutch “een beker”. By the word “beker” we also use for cup: for drinking, and in the sense of a trophy.
But the Dutch word “mug” is not so funny, unless you earn your money like this. Because “een mug” is a mosquito.
And to explain what’s happening on the picture.
Er zit een mug in mijn beker.
There is a mosquito in my mug.
So, the Dutch “mug” and and the English “mug” are false friends!
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