and welcome to a new episode of False Friends Explained, this time with a look at
spenden vs to spend
And those two are actually not THAT far apart. Still, there’s a lot of room for confusion.
- I spend 150 Dollars on Sushi every day.
- Ich spende jeden Tag 150 Dollar für Sushi.
Because while the English sentence makes you sound like a rich snob who is completely out of touch with the reality of the common man, the German sentence makes you sound like… uhm… a generous rich snob. Who is totally out of touch with the reality of the common man. I mean, seriously… donating 150 bucks for Sushi. Come on.
But yeah, that’s what spenden is…