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Heteronyms in English

2020-11-19T12:45:36+01:00

When learning English, there are a few pitfalls (confusing things, tricks) to be aware of. One of these are heteronyms in English, which are words that are spelled the same, but pronounced differently and with different meanings. Heteronyms in English can be very confusing, but they're good to be aware of. Heteronyms are everywhere (common) in the language, so we've put together a list of some of the most common heteronyms in English that you will see. Sometimes you'll only be able to tell the meaning of a heteronym from the context (words around it) so make sure to pay [...]

Heteronyms in English2020-11-19T12:45:36+01:00

Meat Vocabulary to Know – Easy English

2020-09-03T09:17:21+01:00

Do you like to eat meat? Many people enjoy eating meat, which comes from animals. There are many different kinds of meat that you can eat. To help explain the different terms (words) we use, we wrote this blog about meat vocabulary. Some of these words you might have heard before. But some may be new to you! No matter what, we're sure this meat vocabulary will be useful to you. Check out this list of helpful meat vocabulary to help you prepare (make) a delicious meal! Beef If you want some meat that comes from cows, you don't ask [...]

Meat Vocabulary to Know – Easy English2020-09-03T09:17:21+01:00

Root Work Loqu: to talk, speak

2020-08-27T11:20:58+01:00

There are a lot of words to talk about how we speak, why we speak, and the ways we speak. Some of these words contain the root word loqu, meaning to speak or to talk. Words containing the root word loqu can look difficult at first, but once you see the root word loqu in them, and know that it has something to do with speaking, you may have an easier time figuring them out (understanding them). This is why we love root words! Learning root words makes it easier to figure out what unfamiliar (something you don't know) words [...]

Root Work Loqu: to talk, speak2020-08-27T11:20:58+01:00

Furniture Vocabulary in English

2020-08-20T10:31:00+01:00

One of my favorite things to do when I move into a new apartment is to set up (decorate) my new rooms. I love arranging (placing) furniture around the room and seeing how it looks. I also enjoy finding new pieces of furniture to buy to decorate my house with. The furniture you choose can help you to express yourself (show your personality) to people who you invite into (ask to come over to) your home. When you're looking for new furniture for your home, wouldn't some furniture vocabulary come in handy? This week, we've decided to look at some [...]

Furniture Vocabulary in English2020-08-20T10:31:00+01:00

To, Too, or Two?: Fun with English Homophones

2020-11-22T12:19:08+01:00

Have you heard of  English homophones? Do you know the difference between wound and wound? What about to, too, and two? If you do, you're probably a pretty proficient (experienced, skilled) English speaker. But even fluent speakers need a brush up once in a while! English homophones are two or more words that sound the same but have different spellings and/or meanings. Check out this list of English homophones and see how many you get right! To, Too, Two There are three different spellings for the word to (or too, or two), all pronounced the same way. To means expressing [...]

To, Too, or Two?: Fun with English Homophones2020-11-22T12:19:08+01:00

False Friends – Not Just People

2020-10-18T14:46:18+01:00

One of the most confusing things when you're learning a new language are called false friends. Thankfully, they're not people who only pretend (behave in a certain way, when they actually think the opposite) to be your friend! “False friends” refers to words in two languages that look similar, but have different meanings. These words can be frustrating (annoying) when you're learning a new language, because false friends look so similar. However, we're here to help! Here you'll find some of the most pesky English/German false friends and their meanings. Read on and improve your skills (in both languages)! Become/ bekommen Become and bekommen are [...]

False Friends – Not Just People2020-10-18T14:46:18+01:00
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