False Friends of the Slavist/Belarusian-Polish

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Беларуская мова — Język polski

Zwodnicze słowa polskie lub białoruskie


Blr. аповесць
Pol. krótka powieść, opowieść ‘novelette’
Pol. powieść Blr. раман ‘novel’
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Blr. бабка
1. babka ‘old woman’
2. babka ‘a cake’
3. kozak, koźlarz ‘rough boletus (a mushroom)’
Pol. babka 1. бабка ‘old woman’
2. бабка ‘a cake’
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Blr. гаворка
1. gwara ‘dialect’
2. gadanie, plotka ‘talking’
Pol. gwar Blr. шум ‘noise’
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Blr. гарбуз
Pol. dynia ‘pumpkin’
Pol. arbuz Blr. кавун ‘watermelon’
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Blr. дварэц
Pol. pałac ‘palace’
Pol. dworzec Blr. вакзал ‘railway station’
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Blr. дума
1. myśl ‘thought’
2. pieśń ludowa ‘East Slavonic folk song’
3. parlament ‘parliament’
Pol. duma Blr. гордасць ‘pride’
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Blr. запомніць
Pol. zapamiętać ‘to memorize’
Pol. zapomnieć Blr. забыць ‘to forget’
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Blr. іграць
1. grać ‘to play (theatre)’
2. grać ‘to play (music)’
Pol. grać 1. іграць ‘to play (theatre)’
2. іграць ‘to play (music)’
3. гуляць ‘to play (a game)’
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Blr. князь
Pol. książę (kniaź) ‘prince, duke’
Pol. ksiądz Blr. святар ‘priest’
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Blr. край
1. brzeg, skraj ‘edge’
2. okolica ‘region’
Pol. kraj Blr. краіна ‘country’
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Blr. крэсла
1. krzesło ‘chair’
2. fotel ‘armchair’
Pol. krzesło Blr. крэсла ‘chair’
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Blr. лета
Pol. lato ‘summer’
Pol. lato 1. лета ‘summer’
2. год (30 гадоў) ‘year (in the plural), e.g. 30 years’
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Blr. ліст
1. list ‘letter’
2. arkusz ‘sheet of paper’
3. liść ‘leaf’
Pol. list Blr. ліст, пісьмо ‘letter’
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Blr. матка
1. matka ‘mother’
2. matka ‘dam, female animal’
3. macica ‘womb, uterus’
Pol. matka 1. маці ‘mother’
2. матка ‘dam, female animal’
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Blr. меч
Pol. miecz ‘sword’
Pol. mecz Blr. матч ‘match, game’
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Blr. пакой
Pol. pokój ‘room’
Pol. pokój 1. пакой ‘room’
2. мір ‘peace’
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Blr. радзіма
Pol. ojczyzna ‘motherland, home region’
Pol. rodzina Blr. сям’я ‘family’
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Blr. рускі
1. ruski ‘Ruthenian, East Slavic’
2. rosyjski ‘Russian’
Pol. ruski Blr. рускі, усходнеславянскі ‘Ruthenian, East Slavic’
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Blr. чайка
Pol. mewa ‘seagull’
Pol. czajka Blr. каня ‘peewit, lapwing’
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Blr. шына
Pol. opona ‘tyre’
Pol. szyna Blr. рэйка ‘rail’
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