False Friends of the Slavist/Croatian-Serbian

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Hrvatski jezik — Српски језик

Српско-хрватски лажни другови Hrvatsko-srpski lažni prijatelji

Cr. igrati
Sb. играти ‘to play (a game)’
Sb. играти 1. igrati ‘to play (a game)’
2. plesati ‘to dance’
Cr. kor
хор ‘choir’
Sb. кор Cr. korpus ‘corps’
Cr. kovčeg
1. кофер ‘suitcase’
2. ковчег ‘trunk, box, chest’
Sb. ковчег 1. kovčeg ‘trunk, box, chest’
2. lijes ‘coffin’
Cr. lice
Sb. лице ‘face’
Sb. лице 1. lice ‘face’
2. osoba ‘person’
Cr. listopad
1. октобар ‘October’
2. листопад ‘falling of leaves’
Sb. листопад Cr. listopad, padanje lišća ‘falling of leaves’
Cr. modar
1. модар ‘dark blue (as a colour of face or body)’
2. светлоплав ‘light blue’
Sb. модар Cr. modar ‘dark blue (as a colour of face or body)’
Cr. nedjelja
Sb. недеља ‘Sunday’
Sb. недеља 1. nedjelja ‘Sunday’
2. tjedan, sedmica ‘week’
Cr. razred
1. разред ‘form, grade, class (at school)’
2. класа ‘class (in a train, in society, in biology)’
Sb. разред Cr. razred ‘form, grade, class (at school)’
Cr. restauracija
1. рестаурација ‘restoration’
2. ресторан ‘restaurant’
Sb. рестаурација Cr. restauracija ‘restoration’
Cr. sklanjati
1. склањати ‘to hide; to clear away, to remove’
2. деклиновати ‘to decline (grammar)
Sb. склањати Cr. sklanjati ‘to hide; to clear away, to remove’
Cr. slovenski
Sb. словеначки ‘Slovene’
Sb. словенски Cr. slavenski ‘Slavonic’
Cr. sprezati
1. конјугирати ‘to conjugate’
2. спрезати ‘to put (horses) to (a coach), to harness’
Sb. спрезати Cr. uprezati, sprezati ‘to put (horses) to (a coach), to harness’
Cr. svijet
Sb. свет ‘world’
Sb. свет 1. svjet, savjet ‘council’
2. svijet ‘world’
Cr. zrak
Sb. ваздух ‘air’
Sb. зрак Cr. zraka, trak, traka ‘ray, beam’

For additional information on false friends, see the On-line hypertext bibliography by Daniel Bunčić and Ryszard Lipczuk.

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