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.