When two words have a different meaning even though they sound alike or have the same spelling, they are called homonyms. In today’s episode, find out the different meanings of the words pronounced [mɛʀ] and those pronounced [pɛʀ].
Also listen to episode 142: “French homonyms (1): vert, ver, vers, vair”: www.frenchyourway.com.au/podcast142
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
La mère= the mother
La mer = the sea
Le/la maire = the mayor
L’amer = bitters
Le père = the father
Pair vs impair = even vs odd
Une paire (de chaussettes, etc) = a pair (of socks, etc.)
Une paire d’amis = a pair/couple/duo
Un pair = a peer ; a colleague
LINKS and RESOURCES
- Episode 142: “French homonyms (1): vert, ver, vers, vair”: www.frenchyourway.com.au/podcast142
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