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False Friends in Slavic Languages


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Bulgarian ‘бъркам’

The database knows following meanings of the Bulgarian word ‘бъркам’:

  • to stir, mix
  • to be wrong, to make a mistake
  • to thrust one’s hand into sth.

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The database has information related to this term for Czech.

Bulgarian ‘бъркам’:

  • is a complete false friend in Czech.
  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘to stir, mix’ is unique.
  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘to be wrong, to make a mistake’ is unique.
  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘to thrust one’s hand into sth. is unique.
  • The meaning ‘stumble’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘бъркам’, translated as ‘препъвам се’) is attested in Czech brkat.
  • The meaning ‘to hick-up’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘бъркам’, translated as ‘хълцам’) is attested in Czech brkat.
Bulgarian
бъркам
Meaning in Czech:
  1. smíchat / to stir, mix
  2. chybit, mýlit se / to be wrong, to make a mistake
  3. dát ruku do X / to thrust one’s hand into sth.
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brkat (dialect)
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  1. препъвам се / stumble
  2. хълцам / to hick-up

Meanings:

‘stumble’
‘to hick-up’
‘to stir, mix’
‘to be wrong, to make a mistake’
‘to thrust one’s hand into sth.
no such word
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Meanings
stumble to hick-up to stir, mix to be wrong, to make a mistake to thrust one’s hand into sth.
Czech brkat (dialect)++
Bulgarian бъркам+++
Meanings stumble to hick-up to stir, mix to be wrong, to make a mistake to thrust one’s hand into sth.

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