In Portuguese ‘Puxe’ (pronounced “push”) means pull, the exact opposite of the English word. If you wish to say push in Portuguese, say ‘empurre’.
Dutch and German share quite a lot of false friends - in German ‘bellen’ is to bark, while in Dutch it’s to call. Have a story of a funny false friend mixup? share with us!
If you wish to order a tuna fish in Spanish speaking countries, be sure to ask for atún - ask for ‘tuna’ and you might get a prickly pear instead!
Don’t be surprised to see the word ‘kräpp’ all over toilet paper in Sweden - it actually means paper!