Learn French Vocabulary | 50 French False Cognates / False Friends

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  • Course Duration 29m
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In this course, we will have a look at some vocabulary in French and in particular 50 French false cognates or false friends.


Are you struggling with learning French vocabulary and constantly finding yourself tripping over words that look familiar but mean something entirely different? Fear not! Our online course on 50 French false cognates, also known as false friends, is here to rescue you. This course is designed to unravel the mystery of these tricky words and equip you with the language skills needed to communicate confidently in French.

Course Overview

Definition of a False Cognate

False cognates are words in different languages that share similar spellings or pronunciations but have entirely different meanings. In this section, we will explore the concept of false cognates and understand why they can be both fascinating and treacherous for language learners.

What You’ll Gain from the Course

Embark on a journey of discovery as we delve into 50 common false cognates in French. By the end of this course, you’ll not only be familiar with these misleading words but also understand their correct meanings and usage. You’ll gain the confidence to navigate conversations, texts, and everyday situations in French like a native speaker.

Who This Course is For

Our “50 French False Cognates” course is perfect for both beginners and intermediate learners of French. If you’re starting from scratch or already have some familiarity with the language, this course will enhance your vocabulary and take your language skills to the next level. Whether you’re a language enthusiast, a student, or someone planning to travel to a French-speaking country, this course is tailor-made for you.

False Cognates – PART 1

Let’s kick-start our journey by exploring the first set of false cognates in French. Each word has a surprising twist, and we’ll guide you through understanding their correct meanings and how to use them effectively in sentences. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll grasp these words and expand your French vocabulary.

False Cognates – PART 2

As we progress, we’ll unravel even more false cognates that might have previously led to confusion. But don’t worry, we’ll equip you with the skills to spot and remember them effortlessly. Our interactive lessons and engaging exercises will keep you motivated throughout the learning process.

False Cognates – PART 3

In this section, we’ll delve deeper into the world of false cognates, exploring their etymology and historical significance. Understanding the origins of these tricky words can help solidify their meanings in your memory, making language learning a delightful experience.

False Cognates – PART 4

We’re now approaching the midpoint of our course, and you’re well on your way to becoming a false cognate detective. This section will present you with more words to master, further honing your language skills and building your vocabulary with ease.

False Cognates – PART 5

Congratulations! You’ve reached the final part of our course, and by now, you’ve become a pro at deciphering French false cognates. In this section, we’ll cover the last batch of words, and you’ll be amazed at how proficient you’ve become in recognizing and using these deceptive terms.

Class Project

It’s time to put your newfound knowledge to the test. The class project offers you the opportunity to showcase your skills by translating French terms into English. This practical exercise will solidify your understanding and leave you feeling accomplished as you breeze through it with ease.


As you conclude this journey with us, take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come in mastering French vocabulary. Learning a language can be challenging, but with the right tools and guidance, it can also be an incredibly rewarding experience. We hope our “50 French False Cognates” course has enriched your language skills and unlocked your potential as a confident French speaker.

Enroll now and embark on your linguistic adventure!


  1. Is this course suitable for beginners? Absolutely! This course is designed for both beginners and intermediate learners of French. We start from the basics and gradually progress, ensuring learners of all levels can benefit from it.
  2. Will this course help me in real-life situations? Absolutely! Understanding false cognates will significantly enhance your language skills and boost your confidence while conversing, reading, or traveling in French-speaking countries.
  3. Are there any assignments or quizzes in the course? Yes, throughout the course, you’ll find interactive exercises and quizzes to reinforce your learning and test your knowledge effectively.
  4. How long do I have access to the course content? Once enrolled, you’ll have lifetime access to the course material, allowing you to learn at your own pace and revisit the lessons whenever you want.
  5. Can I interact with other learners during the course? Definitely! Our course includes a discussion section where you can connect with fellow learners, ask questions, and share insights, creating a supportive and engaging learning community.