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3 Vocabulary 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 a 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
Gait (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 

11. Deer (डिअर)= हिरण
Dear (डिअर)= प्रिय/महंगा 

12. Pail (पेल) = बाल्टी
Pale (पेल) = पीला 

13. Meat (मीट) = मांस
Meet (मीट) = मिलना 

14. Rays (रेइज) = किरणें
Raise (रेइज) = उठाना 

15. Sale (सेइल)= बेचान
Sail (सेइल)= समुद्री यात्रा करना 

16. Tail (टेइल) = पूँछ 
Tale (टेइल) = कहानी

17. Waive (वेइव) = माफ करना
Wave (वेइव) = लहर

18. Ware (वेअर) = वस्तुएँ
Wear (वेअर)= पहनना 

19. Waste (वेइस्ट)= व्यर्थ करना
Waist (वेइस्ट)= कमर 

20. Weak (वीक) = कमजोर
Week (वीक) = सप्ताह 

21. Weather (वेर) = मौसम
Whether (वेर) = यदि 

22. Whine (वाइन)= कराहट
Wine (वाइन) = शराब 

23. Wet (वेट) = गीला
Whet (वेट) = पैना करना 

24. Bear (बेअर)= भालू/सहन करना
Bare (बेअर)= बिना 

25. Bean (बीन) = सेम की फली
Been (बीन) = होना 

26. By (बाइ) = द्वारा/गौण/उप
Bye (बाइ) = अलविदा 

27. Break (ब्रेइक)= टूटना
Brake (ब्रेइक)= वाहन के ब्रेक 

28. Cache (कैश) = गुप्त भण्डार
Cash (कैश) = नकद 

29. Hair (हेअर) = बाल
Hare (हेअर) = खरगोश 

30. Chord (कोड)= जीवा/वक्र रेखा के दो
बिन्दुओं को मिलाने वाली रेखा Cord (कोड) = रस्सी 

31. Bore (बोर) = नीरस करना, छेद करना
Boar (बोर) = नर सूअर 

32. Mom (मोन) = प्रात:काल
Mourm (मोन) = दु:खी होना 

Exercise – 1. 

Fill in the following blanks choosing the correct homophones: 

सही समध्वनि शब्द (homophones) चुनकर निम्न खाली स्थानों को भरिए : 

1. The thought came to a certain king that he would never fail if he three things. (new/knew)
2. The king, therefore, sent messengers throughout his kingdom, promising a large ……………. of money to anyone who would answer these three questions. (sum/some) 
3. Yet others said that the king needed a council of wise men who ……. help him act at the proper time. (wood/would) 
4. By this time the …………….. had set and the air was cool. (son/sun) 
5. “Forgive me!” said the bearded man in a …………….. voice, when he saw that the king was awake. (week/weak) 
6. The king was ……………… happy to have made peace with his enemy so easily. (vary/very) 
7. People are always telling us ……………… be kind to animals. “These are just the………..size” he said, picking them up. (right/rite) 
8. “Have you ……………. my chappals, my dear? I remember having kept them here. (scene/seen) 
9. Then let me ………… you buy a huge Hilsa and bring it to the palace without anyone asking you a word about it! (see/sea) 
10. I’m dressing upto …………… a fish. (by/buy) 
11. Furious at the dog, the old man kicked and ……………. him to death. (beet/beat) 
12. The covetous couple also …… the story. (herd/heard) 
13. All the people along the ……………… would fall upon their hands and knees and remain prostrate until the procession passed by. (road/rode) 
14. So the old man went gleefully home to share his joy with his ……. wife. (deer/dear) ………. old
15. He lived with his elder brother……….. his shop (in/inn) 
16. ………… went in, not as into most shops but restfully as one enters a church. (Won/One) 
Answers:
1. knew 
2. sum 
3. would 
4. sun 
5. weak 
6. very
7. right 
8. seen 
9. see 
10. buy 
11. beat 
12. heard 
13. road 
14. dear 
15. in 
16. one 

Exercise – 2.

Fill in the following blanks choosing the correct homophones :

सही समध्वनि शब्द (homophones) चुनकर निम्न खाली स्थानों को भरिएा :

1. The………(weather/whether) is pleasant. 
2. Today, the …………. (mourn/morn) is peaceful and bright. 
3. Do you want ready………? (cash/cache) 
4. It was done …………. (by/bye) me. 
5. I never like ………….. (wine/whine) 
6. A shopkeeper always praises his ………….. (ware/wear) 
7. Students always try to …………….. (raise,rays) their level. 
8. A daffodil has……….(pale/pail) colour. 
9. Never break a……..(cord/chord) of love. 
10. A ……….. (hare/hair) runs very fast. 
Answer:
1. weather 
2. morn 
3. cash 
4. by 
5. wine 
6. ware 
7. raise 
8. pale 
9. cord 
10. hare

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