I’m glad I do not have to Learn English

I’m glad I do not have to Learn English.

There are a couple of reasons. The first are words that are words that sound the same, but that have several meanings.

These are called Homophones. A few examples are To, too, two. Know/no, won/one, Ad/add, flour/flower, Caret/carrot, blue/blew, win/when, flew/flu, I/eye/aye, ball/bawl, gorilla/guerilla, dual/duel, hour/our, knew/new, Mail/male, pane/pain, plain/plane, real/reel, sacks/sax, tail/tale, vain/vane. There are several hundred!

Another reason are Homonyms. These are words that are spelled the same, sound the same, but can have more than one meaning. A few examples are:                                         * Address – to speak to / location

  • Air – oxygen / a lilting tune
  • Arm – body part / division of a company
  • Band – a musical group / a ring
  • Bark – a tree’s out layer / the sound a dog makes
  • Bat – an implement used to hit a ball / a nocturnal flying mammal
  • Bright – very smart or intelligent / filled with light
  • Circular – taking the form of a circle / a store advertisement
  • Current – up to date / flow of water
  • Die – to cease living / a cube marked with numbers one through six
  • Express – something is done fast / to show your thoughts by using words
  • Fair – equitable / beautiful
  • Some have Three

There are hundreds of more examples.