I had a terrible misunderstanding with a semi-conservative Turkish woman who was offended when I said
"Let's have brunch, and I'll bring some platonic female friends"
I'm told that in Turkey, "platonic" has a meaning of one person who deeply desires the other (sexually), but that is not reciprocated. The English version is that of a non-sexual friendship, where lust isn't in the picture.
She thought that I wanted all these women present who admired me in that sexual way.
I don't wan to create these offenses again, and so is there a list of words that have a strong similarity to English, but with a different meaning?