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    Fault Friends

    I wonder what 'Fault Friends' means? Does it mean by ordinary friends we just made?

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    Re: Fault Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    I wonder what 'Fault Friends' means? Does it mean by ordinary friends we just made?
    Do you mean "false friends"?

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    Re: Fault Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Do you mean "false friends"?
    Yes, that's right. I'm not sure if it's some kind of 'expression'. Could you give me some idea?
    I think it's some kind of word used in ' linguistics' (just only heard)
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    Re: Fault Friends

    How about "fine weather friends"?

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    Re: Fault Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by phorntita View Post
    Yes, that's right. I'm not sure if it's some kind of 'expression'. Could you give me some idea?
    I think it's some kind of word used in ' linguistics' (just only heard)
    It is used in language learning for words which look familiar but do not mean the same thing as in your own language, and are therefore likely to mislead you. For example "spirituel" in French does not mean spiritual, "bekommen" in German does not mean become.

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    Re: Fault Friends

    Quote Originally Posted by cmlg38542006 View Post
    How about "fine weather friends"?
    Oh, I adore that phrase. Thank you for reminding me of it.

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    Re: Fault Friends

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    Oh, I adore that phrase. Thank you for reminding me of it.
    Yes, but for the benefit of the OP, it doesn't mean "false friends". Orangutan's post is correct.

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    Re: Fault Friends

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    Yes, but for the benefit of the OP, it doesn't mean "false friends".
    Obviously.

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    Re: Fault Friends

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    Obviously.
    I didn't quite get what 'ob' stands for! Could you advise me?

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    #10

    Re: Fault Friends

    OP = original poster = the person who started the thread.

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