3 Homophones

1. Meaning (अर्थ) —

समध्वनि शब्द (हॉमॅफउन्ज-homophones) किसी एक भाषा के वे शब्द होते हैं जो उच्चारण में तो समान होते हैं किन्तु spelling व meaning में भिन्न होते हैं, जैसे-some व sum दोनों का उच्चारण ‘सम’ है किन्तु दोनों शब्दों की spelling भिन्न है व दोनों शब्दों के अर्थ (meaning) भी भिन्न हैं, some का अर्थ है ‘कुछ’ तथा sum का अर्थ है ‘धनराशि’। 

2. A Small List of Homophones (समध्वनि शब्दों की एक लघु सूची) 

1. Birth (बॅथ) = जन्म
Berth (बॅथ) = सीट

2. Scene (सीन) = दृश्य 
Seen (सीन) = देखा हुआ 

3. Hale (हेल) = मजबूत एवं स्वस्थ
Hail (हेल) = ओला 

4. Beat (बीट) = पीटना ।
Beet (बीट) = चुकन्दर 

5. Feat (फीट) = साहसिक कार्य
Feet (फीट) = पैर 

6. Gate (गेइट) = दरवाजा
(गेइट) = अकड़ कर चलना

7. Fare (फेअर) = किराया 
Fair (फेअर)= सुन्दर/अच्छा 

8. Main (मेइन) = मुख्य
Mane (मेइन) = घोड़े की गर्दन के बाल 

9. Male (मेइल)= पुल्लिंग, नर
Mail (मेइल)= डाक 

10. Here (हिअर)= यहाँ 
Hear (हिअर)= सुनना

Exercise

Fill in the following blanks choosing the correct homophones : 

1. Only if you do all my homework till the …………….. (and/end) of the semester. 
2. The little man’s face wrinkled like a dishcloth …………….. (throne/thrown) in the hamper. 
3. I don’t.. …………. (no/know) this word. 
4. You see, in the end, Patrick….(still/steal) thought he’d made that tiny man do all his homework. 
5. The …………….. (Beer/Bear) agreed to this readily. 
6. He too ran hastily ……………. (dipper/deeper) into the forest. 
7. His mouth was dry, and his face was wet with …………….. (sweet/sweat).
8. That evening …………….. (there/their) was a long procession of visitors to the woodcutter’s house.
9. He …………… (sent/scent) for the young woodcutter and rewarded him with twenty pieces of gold for having been so good and kind. 
10. I had …………….. (her/heard) a great deal about Miss Beam’s school. 
11. When I arrived there was no …… (won/one) in sight but a girl of about twelve. 
Answers: 
1. end 
2. thrown 
3. know 
4. still 
5. Bear 
6. deeper 
7. sweat 
8. there 
9. sent 
10. heard 
11. one

3 Homophones