strange: ✓ foreign ✗ strange

By | June 22, 2017
England and the English as a rule, they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings.
L'Inghilterra e gli inglesi, di regola, si rifiutano addirittura di assaggiare un piatto straniero, guardano cose come l'aglio e l'olio di oliva con disgusto, la vita per loro è invivibile a meno che non abbiano il tè e i budini.
- George Orwell
✓ In my country they show foreign films with subtitles.
✗ In my country they show *strange* films with subtitles.
Nel mio paese fanno vedere i film stranieri con i sottotitoli.
✓ Our teacher's a film buff. She's always showing us very strange foreign films.
La nostra prof è un'appassionata di cinema. Ci fa sempre guardare dei film stranieri molto strani.
A false friend. Someone or something from another country (not your own) is foreign. Strange means unusual, unexpected or unfamiliar (not seen, visited or encountered before). Some more examples:
✓ There are too many foreign players in the Premier League.
✗ There are too many *strange* players in the Premier League.
Ci sono troppi giocatori stranieri nel Premier League.
✓ I've met a lot of strange people in my life, but none as strange as Taylor!
Ho conosciuto tante persone strane nella mia vita, ma nessuno così strano come Taylor!
✓ When you wake up in a strange bed, it takes you a few seconds to understand where you are.
Quando ti svegli in un letto "strano", ci metti qualche secondo a capire dove ti trovi.

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