In this video, I present you 15 homonyms in French. These words are pronounced the same but do not have the same meaning. It is important to know these differences to avoid misunderstandings
Transcript of the video homonyms in French
Hello everyone, I hope you are well and that your learning French always goes very well. Last week, I made a video about 15 homonyms in French. I told you that I would do more, because there are a lot of words in French that are pronounced the same, but have different meanings, that mean different things. In this video today, I'll give you 15 more homonyms.
As I told you last week, it can be difficult for you to understand discussions, sentences if you don't know that words mean several things. So, first of all, you need to be aware that these words mean several things so that you can use the context of the situation to understand them. Before you start, consider turning on the subtitles. This will make it easier for you to understand the video. And most importantly, it's important because, as I was saying, we're going to be talking about words that are pronounced the same, but not necessarily written the same, that can be written in different ways.
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The first homonym is paw and paste. There are the paws which are the feet of the animals, for example, I can speak about the paws of my cat, so I could say "my dog hurt his paw, I'm going to take him to the vet", he hurt his foot. The other pasta, we use it either to talk about the pasta we are going to eat, for example, pasta bolognese, pasta carbonara.
So, it's an Italian dish that we are going to eat. There is also the pasta which is written in the same way, but it is to speak about a preparation, for example the pizza dough or the bread dough.
Now let's talk about the voice and the way. So, the first voice is the sound that comes out of my mouth when I speak, so, for example, I could say "Celine Dion has a very beautiful voice. She is a great singer".
The other way is a synonym for path. I have taken this path, I have taken this way. You can also use the word path figuratively to talk about the path. For example, I might say "I chose the path of journalism."
To say that I wanted to be a journalist. Another example, it could be "you are on the right track to pass your French exam". It means you are on the right track, you will pass.
Now let's look at a homonym that means four different things green, worm, glass and worm. So, the first green is a color, a color that we create from yellow and blue. So green is exactly the color I wear.
I might say "I really like green, I'm going to paint my kitchen walls that color". Then there's the worm, which is an animal, so it's a pretty long animal like that and soft, there's the earthworm. So there are a lot of earthworms in the gardens. Then there is the drinking glass. A glass that we use to drink water or a glass of wine.
Finally, there is towards, which is a preposition used to indicate a direction.
For example, I could say "I live by the harbor" to say my house is not far from the harbor. I could also say "I go to the left" to say that you take a street that goes to the left. Now let's look at aunt and tent.
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The first aunt is used to refer to your father's or mother's sister. I love my Aunt Marie very much, I see her every Sunday. The other tent is used to talk about an object we use when we go camping. When you go camping, you sleep in a tent. So, it's the shelter we use to sleep. Now let's look at the stain and the task. So, the first stain is something that we will do to ourselves, for example on a piece of clothing.
If I eat pasta bolognese and spill it on my sweater, I can get a bolognese stain on my sweater.
My sweater is going to get a little bit of a bologna color and it's going to be hard to get out. It's going to be messy. The second task, actually, is a job. For example, I could say "my mother asked me to clean the bathroom, I did my job in less than two hours". That means that job took me less than two hours. Now let's see, penny, penny and drunk. The first penny is for talking about money. For example, I might say "I'm out of money this month, I spent it all on a new purse. That means I have no more money. The second penny is used to talk about the bottom of something.
For example, I could say "my cat is hiding under the table" so he is under the table.
Finally, the third use of the word drunk is to refer to someone or oneself who has had too much to drink.
For example, I could say "Mark was really drunk yesterday, he had five beers". Now let's look at saint, breast and healthy. So, the first saint is used to talk about Saint Nicholas, Saint Peter, Saint Paul. These are figures, people in the Catholic Church that we decide to sanctify.
We can also say in everyday language to talk about someone who is really blameless, really straight. We can say "Matthew is a real saint, he is nice to everyone". The second word breast, we use it to speak about the breast of the women, for example we could say "Patricia gives the breast to her child, she nurses him". Finally the last healthy, we use it to talk about food or meals that are healthy. It is an English word, but it is also used a lot in French. For example, French fries are not healthy, but a salad is healthy. It's good for your health, good for your body. The next homonym is dirty and dirty. So, I was talking about the word, stain earlier in the video. When you get stains on your clothes, you're dirty, so you're dirty. The adjective dirty means that something is not clean. The second word room is used to refer to a room or a place, for example the bathroom or the playroom.
In France too, we talk a lot about the salle des fêtes. It's a hall, it's a place in the village where we organize parties, weddings.
Now let's look at red the adjective and the wheel. So when we use red as an adjective, it is actually a color that is very close to orange.
Generally, we use the word red to talk about a hair color.
For example, I can say "Julia Roberts has red hair, she is a redhead".
Then there is the wheel, which is a round, circular object that we use to roll. There is the bicycle wheel and the car wheel.
I could say I had to change my wheel, because the tire was flat. Now let's look at near, ready and ready. So, the first one near is a preposition to say that something is not far, that it is close. For example, I could say in the cinema I was sitting near Jonatan to say that I was close to him. The second loan is when you lend something to someone. You don't give it to them, you lend it to them so they have to give it back to you.
For example, if I lend a DVD to a friend, I can tell her "it's a loan, don't forget to give it back to me" to tell her that I'm not giving it to her that she'll have to give it back to me after watching it. You can also make a loan to the bank. It is when one makes a credit to borrow money to, for example, buy an apartment or a house, it is a real estate loan. Finally, we use the word loan to say that we are ready, that we are prepared for something.
For example, if I say to someone, "Are you ready?" they might say, "I've got my coat on, I'm ready, we can go out.
So let's see now in and dent. So there is in to say that you are in a place, in something. So, in, for example, I could say "I am in my room" to say that I am inside my room. At a restaurant, for example, if the waitress asks you "do you want to eat outside or inside?" You can say "it's a little cold, I prefer to eat inside, in the restaurant and not on the terrace".
Then there is the tooth, that is what you have in your mouth. For example, I could say "give me a smile, show me all your teeth". Now let's look at the swan and the sign. So the first swan is an animal, a bird. It's a big white bird with an orange beak, often found on ponds or lakes, in parks. For example, I could say "it is a very beautiful white swan that I see posed on the lake".
Then there is the sign like the hand sign. It is a gesture that we make to signal ourselves, to show that we are there or to say hello.
Finally, there is also the astrological sign, for example taurus, scorpio, virgin. It is your astrological sign that is linked to your birth date. Now let's look at fist and point. So, the first fist is the one of punch. When you close your hand, for example in boxing, you punch a lot. Then, there is the point, for example, that we put at the end of a sentence the final point when we write or the exclamation mark, it is a punctuation mark.
Another use of the word point is also in sports, we will count the points. In basketball, we count the points. For example, we can say he scored three points. In tennis too, we count the points. In field hockey, we count the points. Now let's look at court, court and court. What we are doing here is a lesson, a French lesson. So it's a lesson that we're following. For example, I could say "I've been taking French classes for three months, I'm learning a lot of things". The second courtyard is an outdoor space where there is no grass, often it is concrete and it is surrounded by walls or surrounded by buildings, for example, there is the school courtyard, it is the space, where the children go to play during recess or I can say "when I enter my building, there is a small courtyard". Finally, there is short which is the opposite of long, for example I could say "these pants are a little too short for me" to say that they are too small and that they do not fit at the end of my leg.
The last homonyms we're going to see today are bar, bar and bar. The first bar is a place where you go to have drinks. A synonym is also in French, un café.
It's a place a bit like a restaurant, you can get together with friends, but you don't usually go to eat, you go to have drinks instead. The second bar is used to talk about something that is long, usually made of metal, for example, the bar of the subway, it's the thing on which you can stand so as not to fall. We can also talk about an iron bar, or, for example, when we are at the fair in an attraction, we can have a bar in front of us to hold on to so as not to fall. We also talk about cereal bars because it has a rather elongated shape.
Finally, the last sea bass is a variety of fish. It's a very good fish that is often grilled. For example, I could say "this lunch I ate grilled sea bass with small vegetables".
That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this video, especially if you learned some new things. If you did, don't forget to put a like on it and subscribe to the channel to see all my videos. See you soon.