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  • The most embarrassing "faux amis" is: preservative/preservatif

    faux amis - French Word-A-Day

  • For example I had problems living it down when I confused ‘preservative’ with ‘preservatif’ (condom) .. sablonneuse |

    French masterclass

  • I, too, made the preservative/preservatif gaffe during my first visit to France.

    faux amis - French Word-A-Day

  • I had also forgotten about preservatif but remember now that it was a word I was going to avoid knowing that I'd probably end up using it in the wrong context.

    faux amis - French Word-A-Day

  • _Fourier_, N. Monde industriel, 396, who thinks that _le monopole général_ is always a _preservatif contre le commerce_.

    System der volkswirthschaft. English

  • In Portugal and France, the word for "condom" is "preservativo" and "preservatif" and is sometimes mistakenly used when asking for jam. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Quick thinking, Fleur’s response: “If you use the preservatif, it helps prevent the disease, if you don’t use the preservatif, you are more likely to catch the disease!”

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • In a French "_Recueil de Remedes domestiques_," 1682, _Avec privilege du Roy_, we read, de l'epilepsie: "Il est certain que contre ce deplorable mal le veritable Guy de Chêne (Mistletoe) est un remede excellent, curatif, preservatif, et qui soulage beaucoup dans l'accident.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure


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