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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hokudai/Cast 261: Stationary Stationery

The world of homophones and homonyms greets you today. In Word/Play we have such homophones as:

stationary ~ stationery

altar ~ altar

Homophones are words that have the same sound but have different spellings and meanings.

You also have such homonyms as

bank & can

Homonyms are words that are spelled the same and pronounced the same but have different meanings.

In your Trilingual Lesson you have the following homophones:

cereal ~ serial

dessert ~ desert

The last two are really homphones; their pronunciation is slightly different but they are words you don't want to confuse.

Finally, we have Music. One song in Chinese today.

原来的我 (The Original Me) by 林一峰 (Chet Lam) from

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