Did you know that there are special words called “homophones”? It has nothing to do with phones, if that’s what you thought. Homophones (омонимы) are words which have absolutely the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, if you write that you’re so board, people will misunderstand you, because you’re not a board made of wood from a tree, you’re bored, you’re not interested.
Can you find another example in the picture? I’ll give you a hint – it also has something to do with trees…
There are also words which have almost the same pronunciation, but still sound a bit different. For example, if you say “I want buy this” – it’s incorrect, because you meant “I won’t buy this”. One sound can make a great difference.
So as not to make fools of ourselves and do everything right, let’s find out a little more about…
Dessert and Desert
They are NOT homonyms. The pronunciation is different. Even the stress is different.
Here is what can happen when you confuse them:
Now let’s learn the difference:
Where is the dessert? Yes, this sweet thing in the glass is DESSERT. Double S. Дессерт.
And desert is like the Sahara Desert. Пустыня.
Также, desert может значить вот что:
Вот как запомнить, где One S а где Double S:
When you get stressed, the best remedy (лекарство) is – Dessert!
Now you can go and have a dessert