Überhören vs. overhear

False friends are the best! And they also put us in very awkward situations! Look at the following one between English and German:

Can you come up with a situation where these two could get mixed up?


Not quite a mixup but kind of, some dude at a party responded to something I said with: “Das habe ich überhört…” Now, this is a pretty clear way of saying “I’m just going to ignore what you just said.” :unamused:
I clearly didn’t get the gist, because I thought they had simply not heard me… so I repeated what I said, just louder :joy:


My mom always said: “Das habe ich jetzt mal besser überhört!”:roll_eyes: