Commitment vs compromise

This is a well-known ‘false friend’ between English and Spanish.

A commitment (“un compromiso”) = dedication to a cause or activity

In That’s English! we have a commitment to providing quality education.


A commitment = a promise

The government has made a commitment to cut taxes.

However, engagement («compromiso») = a formal agreement to get married

The singer announced her engagement on Facebook.


Compromise (“acuerdo mutuo”) = mutual or negotiated agreement

The employers’ association and the trade unions have reached a compromise on salary increases.


You’ll find more ‘false friends’ in the podcast of the same name in this app.