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Synonyms and confusion
There are a few words in English that we may tend to misuse when translating from French into English.
Here are some nouns:
Cimetière : cemetery ( separated from the church), churchyard ( when it's around the church)
Poitrine: chest ( a man's), breast /s ( a woman's) , breast ( a chicken's)
Pêcheur : angler ( in a river), fisherman ( at sea )
Porc: pig (animal ), pork ( meat)
Mouton: sheep (animal ), mutton ( meat) ,
Buf :ox ( animal ), beef ( meat)
Professeur: professor ( only at University), teacher (all other kinds of school)
Herbe: grass ( in a garden ) , herb(s) ( medicinal or for cooking purposes)
Librairie: bookshop ( where books are sold),
Bibliothèque : library ( where books can be read or lent)
Voyage: journey ( by land) , voyage ( only by boat)
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