False friend: irritated
Irritated – (adjective) annoyed, angered (German: gereizt)
Does NOT mean: irritiert, or confused
Example: “I was irritated because of the heavy traffic.” à in this sentence, irritated refers to how they feel (annoyed, not confused).
1) Some English and German words sound the same but have different meanings. This can be very ______ to Germans who are trying to learn English.
2) He was in a bad mood and extremely _________, because he had had only a few hours of sleep the night before.
3) It sometimes _______ and annoys me when people make jokes about my home country.
answer: 1)b. confusing 2)b. irritable 3)a. irritates