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Hello and welcome everyone. This is Minoo at anglo-link. Today, we are going to look

at 15 words that as a Romance language speaker, i.e. Catalan, French, Italian,

Portuguese, Romanian, or Spanish speaker, you may have been using incorrectly.

These are words that look very similar to a word in your language but have a

different meaning in English. So, let's now look at the 15 words I've chosen for

today's lesson.

Remember that the only way to avoid vocabulary mistakes is by checking them

in a dictionary that doesn't just give you the direct translation but also the

English definition and example sentences, so before we end this lesson, I'd like to

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