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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Slovenian:

    vedro = bucket (noun); clear, happy, joyful (adv. or neuter adj.)

    veselica = village fête

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Bulgarian:

    стая - room

    BCS:

    staja (also called štala) - stall, stable

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by itreius View Post
    Bulgarian:

    стая - room

    BCS:

    staja (also called štala) - stall, stable
    Russian:
    стая - stall, stable (obsolete)
    стая - covey, brood (about animals, birds or fishes)

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Slovenian:

    staja = stable for cows or sheep, usually in the mountains; horse stable (archaic); paddock/corral

    vstaja = rebellion (against a governing authority)

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Czech: stáj /Slovak: stajňa = stable for farm animals, usually horses

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by itreius View Post
    Czech:
    vedro - heat

    BCS:
    vedro - ~serene, clear (In Ekavian it also means bucket, pail)
    Russian:

    ведро: bucket

    вёдро: serene, clear weather.

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Maroseika View Post
    Russian:
    стая - stall, stable (obsolete)
    стая - covey, brood (about animals, birds or fishes)

    staja - (Old Polish) a unit of distance - about 1066.8 metres

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Russian: лесть = flattery

    Czech: lest /Slovak: lesť = ruse, trick

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by decomposed06 View Post
    Polish: "Ja wolę" - I prefer
    Serbian: "Ja volim" - I love
    not too long ago "volim" meant exactly what "wolę" means today. For example, in Karadzic's folk songs, or in Dositej Obradovic.

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Slovenian:

    volim = I vote (cast a ballot in an election)

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Czech, Slovak: volím = I choose, select; I vote (cast a ballot in an election)

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Russian: изволить = (high or ironic) to wish, desire; if used in imperative means "please be good enough to"
    лезть (with devoiced з) = to climb, get/fit into, bully, bother smb.
    виселица = gallows(festive ain't it?)
    Last edited by Sobakus; 1st June 2010 at 5:54 PM.

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by VK_o View Post
    not too long ago "volim" meant exactly what "wolę" means today. For example, in Karadzic's folk songs, or in Dositej Obradovic.

    My mother still uses it with that meaning (I prefer).

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Sobakus View Post
    Russian: изволить = (high or ironic) to wish, desire; if used in imperative means "please be good enough to"
    лезть (with devoiced з) = to climb, get/fit into, bully, bother smb.
    виселица = gallows(festive ain't it?)
    Serbian "izvolite" = Russian "пожалуйте", except it's quite current

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    From another thread:
    Ukrainian: щур (n., m.)-rat;
    Bulgarian: щур(ав) (adj.)-stupid, crazy.

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    From another thread:

    Many Slavic languages: pila = saw

    Slovenian: pila = file ("a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal"), nail file

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by TriglavNationalPark View Post
    From another thread:

    Slovenian: pila = file ("a steel hand tool with small sharp teeth on some or all of its surfaces; used for smoothing wood or metal"), nail file
    The same is true for Bulgarian пила.

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    In Slovak and Czech - file = pilník

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Sobakus View Post
    виселица = gallows(festive ain't it?)
    Are you sure that Russian виселица and Slovenian veselica have the same stress?

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    Re: All Slavic languages: False friends

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo di fuoco View Post
    Are you sure that Russian виселица and Slovenian veselica have the same stress?
    Veselica in Slovenian is stressed on the third (penultimate) syllable. Also, the Slovenian word for gallows is vislice (from viseti = to hang), so it's etymologically different from veselica (from vesel = happy).

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