commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words

A

Accept (acceptéieren) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

Except (acceptéieren) - Except Oveget, I will not attend her cultural function.


Access (Zougang) - The class caption has free access to the Headmaster.

Excess (iwwerschësseg) - Excess of everything is bad.


Adapt (adaptéieren) -He adapted himself to the new school.

Adept (ENQUETE) - He is adept in Nazrul song.

Adopt (adoptéieren) - Don't adopt unfair means in the examination.


Advice (Rot) - Last night My father gave me a good advice.

Advise (berode) - My all well wishers advised me to go through a book.


Affect (Afloss) - Excess labor must affect your body.

Effect (Effet) - The effects of war are not good.


Ascent (Montélimar) - The ascent to the mountain is not a easy task.

Assent (grouss Zoustëmmung) - I need your assent regarding this matter.


Admit (eeen) - Mukul admits that he was wrong.

Confess (zouzeginn) - You must confess your fault.


Addicted (nikotin) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (e) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.


Assay (assay) - Plabon always assays to help others.

Essay (Ofhandlung) - I am writing an essay on discipline.


Altar (Altor) - The goat was sacrificed on the altar.

Alter (ofzeänneren) - Nothing is left in this city to be altered.


B

Bag (Sak) - Hafez has a wonderful laptop bag.

Beg (hues) - The older man is begging from door to door.


Bad (schlecht) - Never try to mingle with the bad boys.

Bed (Bett) - I must go to the bed as I feel sleepy.


Bat (Fliedermaus) - Bats do not lay eggs.

Bet (bestëmmt) - I bet, You will lose the match.


Beat (liichtfäerteg ofgeschloss) - They will beat the thief.

Bit (bëssen) - Mukul ate every bit of his cake.


Berth (kleent) - Poor people can not reserve a berth in the train.

Birth (Gebuert) - The cow gave birth to a culf yesterday.


Beside (nieft) - His house is beside the field.

Besides (Nieft) - Besides this , He has plenty of wealth.

C

Calendar (Kalenner) - I gave him a calendar of 2014.

Calender (calender) - Every washerman has a calender.


Check (kontrolléieren) - Check your temper.

Cheque (kontrolléieren) - I gave him a cheque of TK. 500.


Cite (verwarnen) - Cite an example.

Site (Site) - This is the new site of our school.

Sight (Gesinn) - Her eye-sight is defective.


Coarse (ë.a.reng) - She can not eat coarse rice.

Course (natierlech) - The ship has changed his course.


Corps (weiderhin) - A corps of soldiers was sent to the flood affected area.

Corpse (Läich) - A corpse is lying by the road.


Childish (kannerech) - I don't like your childish manners.

Childlike (kandhafter) - He is liked by everybody for his childlike simplicity.


Council (Gemengerot) - Ramih is the new chairman of the Union council.

Counsel (Rot kritt) - My teacher gave a good counsel.


Clean (propper) - The room is clean.

Clear (kloer) - The water is clear.


Custom (Mooss) - The custom is no longer in vogue.

Costume (Hondskostüm) - You should not wear fancy costume.


Coma (Stärebild Coma) - My wife in a coma.

Comma (verbrauchen) - Put a comma (.) after the verb.


Canon (Canon) - A society has its own canons.

Cannon (Cannon) - The soldiers use cannons in the battle field.

D

Dear (Léif) - My father is dear to me.

Deer (Réi) - There are many deer in the Sundarbans.


Drown (erdrenken) - The boy was drowned in the river.

Sink (ënnerzegoen) - The boat sank in the river.


Disease (Krankheet) - He is suffering from skin disease.

Decease (decease) - Do you know the time of your decease ?.


Dairy (Mëllechwirtschaft) - Have you ever visited the Sirajgonj dairy farm.

Diary (Bridget) - It is good to keep a diary.


Die (stierwen) - He died of fever.

Dye (Dye) - The cloth is dyed in fast colour.


Discover (entdecken) - Columbus discovered America fever.

Invent (erfannen) - Charle's Babbage invented the computer.


Deny (verleegnen) - Simu denied all charges against her.

Refuse (refuséieren) - The servant refused to obey his orders.


Draft (Projet) - Make a draft of the petition.

Draught (Projet) - He drank the water of the glass at one draught.

Drought (Dréchenten) - Drought destroyed the crops.

E

Eligible (Usproch) - He is not eligible for the post.

Illegible (illegible) - Your handwriting is illegible.


Eminent (z'erfëllen) - Dr. Haque is an eminent scholar.

Imminent (bevirsteet) - I saved him from an imminent danger.


Expect (erwaart) - I expect that he will pass.

Hope (hoffen) - I hope you are well today.

F

Far (wäit) - The market is not far from the village.

Fur (Pelz) - The cat has soft fur all over it's body.


Fair (fair) - She is a fair girl.

Fare (Taxi) - What is the bus fair from Dhaka to Sirajgonj?


Farm (Bauerenhaff) - There is an agricultural farm at Gazipur.

Firm (Firma) - He is a firm in his ideas.


Flower (Kiischtebléieschau) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (Miel) - Bread is made with flour.


Farther (wäit gaang) - They will go farther than expected.

Further (weider) - Further explanation is necessary to solve this problem.


Fast (séier) - The horse runs fast.

First (éischten) - Faridul is the first boy.


Flash (Flash) - I saw a flash of lightning in the sky.

Flesh (Fleesch) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.

G

Gaol (gaol) - The thief was sent to the gaol.

Goal (Zil) - What is the goal of your life?

H

Hear (héieren) - I can not hear your voice.

Listen (lauschtert) - Listen to what i say.


Human (Mënsch) - To err is human.

Humane (Humane) - He is humane by nature.


Hard (schwéier) - He works hard.

Herd (näicht) - A herd of sheep is grazing in the field.


Hail (Vive) - The captain was hailed by all.

Hale (Hale) - I am quite hale and hearty.


Honorary (éierenamtleche) - He is the honorary member of our club.

Honourable (entgaangen) - Khaled is an honourable man.


Historic (historesche) - This is a historic Place.

Historical (historeschen) - Because of historical fact English is spoken all over the world.

I

Industrious (industrious) - Industrious people never fail in life.

Industrial (industriell) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.

J

Jealous (jalous) - He is jealous of my success.

Zealous ( Notice: Undefined index: zealous in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 197 ) - Munir is a zealous worker.

L

Later (spéider) - He reached later than all others.

Latter (sëtze) - Karim and Rahim are two brothers; The former is a doctor and latteris a teacher.


Last (leschte) - Nasir is the last boy in the class.

Latest (läscht) - This is the latest design of the car.


Leave (verloossen) - Nasir is leaving the hotel today.

Live (liewen) - We live in the village.


Lovable (ëmzebréngen) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (schéi) - Her appearance is very lovely.


Lose (verléieren) - They may lose the match today.

Loose (loose) - Oveget has put on a loose shirt.

M

Meat (Fleesch) - We get meat from cow.

Meet (treffen) - I intend to meet him tomorrow.


Main (Haaptstrooss) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (Mane) - The lioness has no mane.


Moral (moralesch) - He bears a good moral character.

Morale (Moral) - They may win as their morale is very high.

 

O

Official (offiziell) - It is an official matter.

Officious (officious) - He is officious by nature.


Ordinance (Bistrot) - A new ordinance has been promulgated.

Ordnance (ordnance) - There is an ordnance factory at Gazipur.

P

Pan (Pan) - She is making the omelet with a pan.

Pen (Pen) - Pen is mighter than sword.


Pat (Pat) - The teacher is patting the child on the shoulder.

Pet (Déier) - The cat is a pet animal.


Peace (Fridden) - We want peace.

Piece (Stéck) - I want a piece of paper.


Paper (Pabeier) - We write on paper.

Pepper (Peffer) - Don't take much pepper with curry.


Person (Persoun) - Samiur Rahman is an honest person.

Parson (Pärson) - We went to a parson to take moral ideas.


Populous (Schmelzen) - Dhaka is a populous city.

Popular (populär) - Mawlana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani was a popular leader.


Pair (hien huet misse) - I shall buy a pair of red shoes.

Pare (gen) - Pare the nails as they look ugly.


Patrol (Pannendéngscht) - The policeman are patrolling the city streets.

Petrol (Bensin) - We use petrol in the motorcars.


Personal (perséinlech) - Don't read my personal diary.

Personnel ( Notice: Undefined index: personnel in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 255 ) - He is an army personnel.


Physic (physic) - Nature is a better physic than any other medicine.

Physique (Physique) - He has a good physique.


Pity (schued) - Have pity for the poor.

Piety (Frëmmegkeet) - He is respected for his piety.


Practice (Praxis) - You need constant practice to write a better hand.

Practise ( Notice: Undefined index: practise in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 264 ) - He practises swimming everyday.


Pray (biede) - We should pray to allah.

Prey (Kaz) - The tiger is a beast of prey.

Q

Quiet (roueg) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (relativ) - I am quite happy today.

R

Refuge (Thiers) - Many people seek refuge in highlands during flood.

Refuse (refuséieren) - He refused to hear me.


Register (aschreiwen) - Your name has been struck off the register.

Registrar (Schatzmeeschter) - Mr. Hadi was the registrar of the Rajshahi University.


Role (Roll) - In the drama He played the role of hero.

Roll (däerfs) - What is your roll number?

 

S

Seat (Sëtz) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sëtzt) - Please sit down.


See (gesinn) - I see a bird in the nest.

Sea (Mier) - The Bay of Bengal is a sea.


Sweat (Schweessen) - He earns by the sweat of his brow.

Sweet (séiss) - These mangoes are very sweet.


Sale (Verkaf) - I have kept my freeze for sale.

Sell (verkafen) - He is selling his products.


Soul (Séil) - The soul never dies.

Sole (eleng) - He is the sole owner of this company.


Staff (Personal) - All members of the office staff were present in the meeting.

Stuff (Saachen) - It is made of soft stuff.


Story (Geschicht) - Please tell me a very funny story.

Storey ( Notice: Undefined index: storey in /var/www/html/server/commonly-confused-words.php on line 301 ) - It is a multi storeyied building.


Sometime (schéngen) - Sometime, he was a teacher of this school.

Sometimes (heiansdo) - He sometimes come here.


Stationary (permanent) - The sun is stationary.

Stationery (stationery) - I am going to a stationery shop to buy a pencil.


Ship (Schëff) - Rana went to America by ship.

Sheep (Schof) - Many sheep are grazing in the field.


Social (sozial) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (Ruddel) - He ia a sociable man.

T

Tale (Seeche) - It was a tale of adventure.

Tell (soen) - Please tell us a story.

Tail (Schwäif) - A tiger has a long tail.


Test (Test) - He sat for the admission test.

Taste (Goût) - Honey tastes sweet.

 

U

Urban (urban) - I do not prefer urban life.

Urbane (esou wäit erop woren) - His urbane manners pleased us.

V

Vain (ëmsoss) - Your all attempts will go in vain.

Vein (Sënn) - Blood flows through the vein to the heart.



W

Wander (hautzudag) - He wandered here and there for the whole day.

Wonder (wonneren) - Computer is one of the wonders of modern science.


Weak (schwaach) - He is very weak.

Week (Woch) - I shall visit trade fair on next week.

Wick (Wick) - The wick of the candle has been completely burnt.


Wear (zouzedrécken) - He always wear hat.

Wire (Drot) - This is an electric wire.

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