Ignorer vs Tenir en compte

AlexandraC1Kwiziq community member

Ignorer vs Tenir en compte

I thought "ignorer" was one of those false friends and actually meant "not to know" rather than "ignore".

Can you clarify?  Thanks.

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je l'ignore -- I don't know. (NOT: I ignore!). So, yes, its false friend.

Tenir en compte -- to take into account, to consider.

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Maybe more of an unreliable friend - it can also mean "ignore".

Ignorer vs Tenir en compte

I thought "ignorer" was one of those false friends and actually meant "not to know" rather than "ignore".

Can you clarify?  Thanks.

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