Faux amis

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Have you ever used the wrong French word to the amusement of oth­ers?

I found the French word am­a­teur con­fus­ing at first. As well as mean­ing a non-pro­fes­sional/hob­by­ist, it can also mean ‘a lover of’, so for ex­am­ple, un am­a­teur de vin means a wine lover.

Liz Mar­shall, Bas­ingstoke

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