Similar Words in English–6

Similar words having same sounds but different meanings

Here is the next list of similar words in English that have almost same pronunciation and spelling confusions but differ greatly in their meaning. Feel free to let us know what you think about them or if you want to suggest something.

Cough
खांसी
ਖੰਘ, ਖਾਂਸੀ
The patient is coughing.
Cuff
कलाई पट्टी, चपेड़ मारना
ਕਲਾਈ ਪੱਟੀ, ਚਪੇੜ ਮਾਰਨਾ
Button up your cuffs.

Bale
बोरी, गंढ़
ਬੋਰੀ, ਪੰਡ
The labourer is loading the bales of cotton in the truck.
Bail
आंगन, ज़मानत, गुल्ली
ਆਂਗਣ, ਜ਼ਮਾਨਤ, ਗੁੱਲੀ
The thief is on bail.

Vacation
छु्ट्टी
ਛੁੱਟੀ
I will go to some hill station during vacations.
Vocation
काम-काज, जीविका
ਕੰਮ-ਕਾਜ, ਕਿੱਤਾ
I am jobless and do not have any vocation.

Bath
शनान
ਸ਼ਨਾਨ
He is taking a bath.
Bathe
शनान करना
ਸ਼ਨਾਨ ਕਰਨਾ
He is bathing.

Wail
विरलाप
ਵਿਰਲਾਪ
The man was wailing over his dead son.
Whale
ह्वेल मछली
ਹ੍ਵੇਲ ਮੱਛੀ
Did you find a whale in the sea?
Wale
नील डालना, चोट से निशान बनाना
ਨੀਲ ਪਾਉਣਾ
My friend struck me hard and put a wale on my face.
Vale
वादी, घाटी
ਵਾਦੀ, ਘਾਟੀ
There is a vale behind the hill.
Vail
लाभ
ਲਾਭ
The king gave away vail to the poet.

Genteel
सुन्दर, ठाठ-बाठ वाला
ਸੁੰਦਰ, ਠਾਠ-ਬਾਠ ਵਾਲਾ
His living standard is quite genteel.
Gentile
नास्तिक, गैर-ईसाई, गैर-यहूदी
ਨਾਸਤਿਕ, ਗੈਰ-ਈਸਾਈ, ਗੈਰ-ਯਹੂਦੀ
This act is termed as gentile in Christianity.
Gentle
कुलवंत, दय़ावान
ਪਤਵੰਤਾ, ਕੁਲਵੰਤ, ਦਇਆਵਾਨ
He is so gentle in his speech.

By
द्वारा, तब तक
ਦ੍ਵਾਰਾ, ਓਦੋਂ ਤੱਕ
By nine, I would be there.
Buy
खरीदना, खरीददारी
ਖਰੀਦਣਾ, ਖਰੀਦ ਕਰਨੀ
I went to buy a shirt from the market.
Boy
लड़का
ਲੜਕਾ, ਮੁੰਡਾ
He is a boy of 14.
Buoy
तरता हुआ, तरते रखना, उतशाहित करना, सम्भालना
ਤਰਦਾ ਹੋਇਆ, ਤਰਦੇ ਰੱਖਣਾ, ਉਤਸ਼ਾਹਿਤ ਕਰਨਾ, ਸੰਭਾਲਣਾ
Buoyed by earlier win, the team performed better.
Why
क्यों
ਕਿਉਂ
Why you did not come to my home?

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