False Friends – Dutch/English: sollicitant vs solicitor !
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False Friends – Dutch/English: sollicitant vs solicitor !

Hi, welcome to learndutch.org’s false friends.
Words from different languages that sound or look the same, but with a different meaning.
Today the Dutch word: “sollicitant”, and the english “solicitor”. Both have something
to do with professions, but not the same. They are false friends! “solicitor” in English, is what we call
“een advocaat” in Dutch. But, “een sollicitant” in Dutch, is this.
It is what we call “job applicant” in English. To apply for a job, is in Dutch the
verb: “solliciteren”. een sollicitant voor de functie van advocaat
a job applicant for the position of solicitor So now you understand the difference, the
Dutch “sollicitant” and and the English “solicitor” are false friends! Check out our channel for more videos to learn
Dutch. See you there!

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