The English and French languages use some of the same words. Keep in mind that in the two languages, there are thousands of words that are similar or identical to each other. Since a large number of words are similar, it is easier for native English speaking people to learn French. Similar words include la soupe, la famille and le docteur.
Words that are called false friends in English and faux amis in French have a similar appearance, but their meaning is different. For instance, if you tell an English-speaking person that he or she is versatile, then the remark will probably be considered a compliment, but if you make the same comment to a French speaking person, then he or she will think that you consider him or her fickle or untrustworthy.
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She is a member of the College of Teachers.
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