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Take Note #2 - Embarazada Vs Embarrassed

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Hello, Folks!

This week we will see some words with similar spelling, but complete different meanings. These tricky words are called "False Cognates" or "False Friends."

Take note:

In Spanish, when a woman is PREGNANT, we use the word... EMBARAZADA.

However, when someone feels EMBARRASSED, we use the word... AVERGONZADO.

Summerizing:

EMBARAZADA = PREGNANT
AVERGONZADO = EMBARRASSED

Examples:

La mujer embarazada estaba AVERGONZADA
The pregnant woman was EMBARRASSED

El doctor estaba AVERGONZADO porque no hablaba español
The doctor was EMBARRASSED because he did not speak Spanish

Stay tuned. Next week we will post more tricky words in Spanish. Meanwhile, you can sign up HERE for our newsletter "Medical Spanish in 30 Secs" so you can get more tips on the Spanish Medical vocabulary.