Words Often Confused - Words With ‘B’

Words Often Confused - Words With ‘B’

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Words Often Confused - Words With ‘B’

1. balmy or barmy?

balmy = pleasantly warm - balzsamos

barmy = foolish, crazy – dilis, ütődött

2. bare or bear?

bare = naked; to uncover – meztelen, csupasz, lekopaszít, lemeztelenít

bear = to carry; to put up with – hord, elszenved, kibír

3. bated or baited?

bated = in phrase 'with bated breath', i.e. in great suspense – visszafojtott (lélegzettel)

baited = with bait attached or inserted - felcsalizott

4. bazaar or bizarre?

bazaar = a Middle Eastern market – bazár (Közel-Keleten piac)

bizarre = strange – furcsa, különös

5. berth or birth?

berth = a bunk in a ship, train, etc. – ágy, hálóhely (hajón, vonaton)

birth = the emergence of a baby from the womb - születés

6. born or borne?

born = having started life – megszületve (lenni)

borne = carried – hordva, vive (a bear ige múlt idejű alakja)

7. bough or bow?

bough = a branch of a tree - faág

bow = to bend the head; the front of a ship – meghajolni, hajó orra

8. brake or break?

brake = a device for stopping a vehicle; to stop a vehicle – fék, fékezni

break = to separate into pieces; a pause – összetörni, eltörni, szünet

9. breach or breech?

breach = to break through, or break a rule; a gap – áttörni, szabályt megszegni, rés

breech = the back part of a gun barrel - závárzat

10. broach or brooch?

broach = to raise a subject for discussion – felhoz/felvet egy kérdést

brooch = a piece of jewellery – bross

Decide which of the words you would use in the following sentences.

1. balmy or barmy?

The ………… days of late summer are my favourite part of the year.

2. bare or bear?

He was ….. from the waist up showing all his well-built muscles.

3. bated or baited?

John waited with ………. breath for the results of his exams.

4. bazaar or bizarre?

This situation is so ……….. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the end.

5. berth or birth?

I’m extremely tired because the train ……. was very uncomfortable. I couldn’t sleep all night.

6. born or borne?

Mosquito - …….. diseases cause a lot of problems in the Far East.

7. bough or bow?

The …….. of the ship was painted blue.

8. brake or break?

The ……. of the car went wrong on the way home, but we managed to drive home safe.

9. breach or breech?

If you …….. the rules you will be punished.

10. broach or brooch?

I inherited a beautiful silver …… from my grandmother.

Key

1. balmy

2. bare

3. bated

4. bizarre

5. berth

6. borne

7. bow

8. brake

9. breach

10. brooch

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