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No-one [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, May 9, 2006
14 years ago4,179 views

So do spanish "fábrica" (means factory too)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

And Polish "fabryka" (means factory too)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh, and of course Russian "фaбpикa" (read like "fabrica" or "fabryka")

So... we are right and English native speakers are wrong, they should correct their language ;P

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

French: fabrique
Italian: fàbbrica
Czech: fabrika
Danish: fabrik
Dutch: fabriek
Swedish: fabrik
Galician: fábrica
Romanian: fabrică

What's wrong with English? ;)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maybe the word has the same roots? Fabrics produced in a factory...

yhancik [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

Middle English fabryke, something constructed, from Old French fabrique, from Latin fabrica, craft, workshop, from faber, fabr-, workman, artificer.

from dictionary.reference.com/searc ... ;)

werner [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Hi Philipp,

wow, thanks for that! Cool! Also, got some fine hints from your readers above! Thx.

Rami Botros [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Arabic: "Fabrik" (verb) : create a story out of nothing (lie)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

We have a similar usage in Germany too: "fabriziert", a verb that can mean "faked."

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

In Polish: "FABRYKować" (to fake), "sFABRYKowane" (faked)

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

So, what is the double meaning of "false friends" in German?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

False friends in German means two words which are "seemingly" friends (which seem to have the same meaning, but haven't).

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

And in English 'fabricate' is to make up a story/fake evidence

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Thanks for the explanation, Philipp :) I don't know why I didn't pick that up from the article...

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