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Adrian

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Poles and Czechs are BFFs (Best Frenemies Forever).
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Czech WordPolish meaningCzech meaning
odbytrectumsale(s)
rypadlofuck-machineexcavator
rýpatto fornicate (rypać)to dig
porouchanýfuckedbroken-down
Porouchalo se vám auto?Did your car fornicated?Did your car broke down?
záchoddirection Westtoilet
Dámy, PániLadies and MadamLadies and Gentlemen
nepřítomnýuncosciousabsent
norkaminknorwegian woman
odchodexcrementdeparture
dívkahooker / whorea girl
divadloweirdo or a wierd thingtheater
divákweirdospectator
stateka shipfarm
rozpustná kávadissolute coffeeinstant coffee
šukatto look for / to look afterto fuck
balvanliterally "a snowman" / often used as slang term for dumbasslarge stone
 

Pacifica

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rypadlo fuck-machine excavator
rýpatto fornicate (rypać) to dig
Brilliant. It looks like the Polish meaning may have evolved from the Czech one (I mean, probably the meaning in Polish used to be similar to the Czech one and then they specialized in different directions).
 

Adrian

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Brilliant. It looks like the Polish meaning may have evolved from the Czech one (I mean, probably the meaning in Polish used to be similar to the Czech one and then they specialized in different directions).
This site pretty much covers the subject of proximity between Polish and Czech languages.
@Godmy

 
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Adrian

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Deutsch-Polnische falsche Freunde
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Hier - ein interessanter Artikel ueber Deutsch-Polnische falsche Freunde

German wordPolish meaningGerman meaning
Domhousecathedral
Garnitura male suita set
Kitacrest or a tasselnursery
Konkurscontestbankruptcy
Rocka yeara skirt
Tora lanea goal
jedenoneeach one / everyone
 
 

Matthaeus

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LOL
if only this went live on Polish TV....
Actually, "dupa" has several meanings in Polish, btw.
 
 

Matthaeus

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Gonna show it to my friends. :D
 
 

Matthaeus

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HUIUS rei FACIAM mentionem.
 

Adrian

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also since I'm on subject of ZiL - (ЗиЛ) Завод имени Лихачёва; Zawod imienia Lichaczowa.
in Russian Zawod means factory in Polish Zawód means occupation/profession.
 

Anbrutal Russicus

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also since I'm on subject of ZiL - (ЗиЛ) Завод имени Лихачёва; Zawod imienia Lichaczowa.
in Russian Zawod means factory in Polish Zawód means occupation/profession.
I decided to see which language is right by checking what zawieść means - apparently it's «nie zrobić tego, na co ktoś liczył; nie spełnić się» - and then there's zawodzić 2 xD So I daresay us Russians are right to use заво́д for "factory", from заводи́ть, завести́ "to acquire on a permanent basis (usu. a living being), start up, take up, establish"!

One does have to concede that calling a liquid ма́сло "what one smears with" is a bit adventurous =)) It does likewise mean "butter", though we don't immediately associate it with ма́зать any more.
 
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kurwamac

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Not quite the same thing as a misleading cognate, but today is Corpus Christi, in German Fronleichnam, jocularly translated as 'happy cadaver'. Though fron has nothing to do with froh, believe it or not, and most Germans won't.
 
 

Tironis

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From fron to happy in one easy step: fron equals froh’n (phonetically) = frohen (froh, infinitive) = happy
 
 

Tironis

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The basic form without inflection.
 
 

Tironis

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Location:
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Can't argue with that.

Der Leichnam ist froh
Der frohe Leichnam . The adjective before a noun has to be declined.
 
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