False Friend of the Week – Nov. 14

During 2016 we present one false friend each week.

übersehen (DE) = overlook, miss, not see (EN)

oversee (EN) = jdn beaufsichtigen, etw überwachen, ein Projekt leiten (DE)
English synonyms for oversee = manage, supervise

Examples – overlook: He overlooked a mistake in an important document. / Let’s not overlook any possible outcomes.

Examples – oversee: She oversees three employees. / At the moment I’m overseeing the Apollo project.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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