In this Free English lesson in Hindi you will learn how to expand your English Vocabulary. Do you know there are so many words in English that have the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings? Such words are called Homonyms. Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings. In this English lesson with your trainer Alisha you will learn 10 simple homonyms will that will help you to understand the various ways these words can be used appropriately in English speaking and writing.
A study of homonyms will enhance the capability of a learner to both speak as well as interpret English in a better manner. Let us look at the 10 very simple and basic examples:
Bank: Is a place where we deposit our cash/jewelry etc.
मैं आज बैंक जाने वाली हूँ
I will go to the bank today.
The other meaning of the word bank is trust or विश्वास.
मैं तुमपे विश्वास कर सकती हूँ
I can bank on you.
Book: Book can be a story book or a recipe book or a book that we read in school or colleges
यह मेरी फेवरेट स्टोरी बुक है
This is my favorite story book.
The word book is also used to express reservations, such as:
मैंने आज दो मूवी टिकट्स बुक किये है
I have booked two movie tickets today.
Can: Can is a word used to express the capability of a person to do something
मैं गाना गा सकती हूँ
I can sing OR I can dance.
The word Can is also referred to as a container to contain liquids.
यह तेल का कैन बहुत हैवी है
This can of oil is very heavy.
Lie: Lie is a word that most popularly means to refrain from the truth
मुझसे झूट मत बोलो
Do not lie to me.
This word also means to relax or आराम करना
मैं आज आराम करना चाहता हूँ क्यूंकि मैं बहुत थक गया हूँ
I want to lie down now because I am very tired.
Light: this word not only means light as रौशनी however it also means the opposite of heavy
Something which is easy to carry or hold हलका
यहाँ बहुत अँधेरा है, प्लीज लाइट ऑन कर दीजिये .
It is very dark here, please switch the light on for me.
मेरा स्कूल बैग बहुत हलका है.
My school bag is very light.
Like: This word is primarily used to express affinity, (पसंद)
मुझे पिज़्ज़ा खाना पसंद है.
I like to eat pizzas.
The other use of this word is to express the similarity between things,
जब आप कोई काम किसीके जैसे करते हो
वह एक मूवी स्टार की तरह नाचता है
He dances like a movie star.
Kind: The first meaning of this word is दयालु
Someone who is compassionate.
मेरी माँ बहुत दयालु है
My mother is very kind.
The other meaning can be to express the various kinds of items/objects (अलग अलग तरह के)
बाज़ार में अलग अलग तरह के पिज्जास मिलते है
There are various kinds of pizzas available in the market.
Fair: this word means someone who is of a lighter complexion (गोरा)
यह लड़की बहुत फेयर है
This girl is very fair.
The other meaning of this word is to be just (सही)
जज साहब ने सही जजमेंट दिया
The honorable Judge made a fair judgment.
Lose/Loose: this is a tricky one, because a lot of make a mistake.
Lose: this word is used when we lose something or misplace something,
अपनी किताब मत खोना
Do not lose your book.
And the word Loose is used when something does not fit well.
यह शर्ट बहुत लूज़ है
This shirt is very loose.
Will: Will is used very often in simple sentences to express desire (मर्जी)
मैं आज मूवी देखने जाऊँगा
I will go to watch a movie today.
The other meaning of this word is वसीयत
The legal document that talks about inheritance.
यह मेरे दादाजी की वसीयत है
this is my grandfather’s will.
Do practice the above homonyms in different sentences and enhance your ability to speak English fluently.