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False Friends in Slavic Languages


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Bulgarian ‘забавям’

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

  • slow down

Semasiological map for ‘забавям’

The database has information related to this term for Czech.

Bulgarian ‘забавям’:

  • is a complete false friend in Czech.
  • The Bulgarian meaning ‘slow down’ is unique.
  • The meaning ‘to entertain for a while’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘забавям’, translated as ‘позабавлявам’) is attested in Czech zabavit.
  • The meaning ‘to confiscate’ (not present in Bulgarian ‘забавям’, translated as ‘конфискувам’) is attested in Czech zabavit.
Bulgarian
забавям
Meaning in Czech:
  • zpomalit / slow down
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Czech
zabavit
Meaning in Bulgarian:
  1. позабавлявам / to entertain for a while
  2. конфискувам / to confiscate

Meanings:

‘slow down’
‘to entertain for a while’
‘to confiscate’
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Meanings
slow down to entertain for a while to confiscate
Czech zabavit++
Bulgarian забавям+
Meanings slow down to entertain for a while to confiscate

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