Homophones are words of the same language that are pronounced alike even if they differ in spelling, meaning, or origin, such as "pair" and "pear". Words  spelled alike, as in "bear" (the animal) and "bear" (to carry) are called homographs. But this list consists only of homophones, words that are not spelled alike.

      As we know, or we should have known, the ㅗ character has a pronunciation  more deeper than ㅓ, we will pronounce ㅗ [o] more stressed, longer than ㅓ,  with a perfect round mouth (almost like “u”), and ㅓ more softer and short. However, when ㅗ and ㅓ are quickly pronounced you can barely  differ them. The same goes for ㅔ and ㅐ.  

소식 = news, word  and  서식 = form, formula

대양 = ocean and  태양 = sun

선수 = player, athlet  and  손수 = oneself, on his own, personally

= rain and   = blood

= sword  and   = bear

정부 = guvern and  전부 = all, entirely (when is pronunced very fast there’s no difference in spelling)

= cotton and  = island

= slave; species; bell and   = gun; total

조건 = condition, term and  초건 = primary drying (in agriculture)

= arm and   = foot, paw


건네다 = to hand over, to pass and  꺼내다 = to pull, take out; bring up (a subject)

빼다 = to flatten / deflate; to subtract; to count and  베다 = to cut, cut down, cut off

넣다 =  to put in/into and  놓다 = to put on, place, lay

돕다 = to help, assist and  덥다 = to be hot

사다 = to buy and싸다 = to be cheap; to wrap up

있다 = to be; to have and  잇다 = to connect, to join, to link

앉다 = to sit down and  안다 = to hug, embrace

석다 = to melt and  섞다 = to mix, shuffle and  썩다 = to rot, decay, decompose

묵다 = to stay (at) ; be old and  묶다 = to tie

선을 보다 = to meet with a view to marriage and  손을 보다 = to suffer a loss


Written by: 이사벨

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