commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (akzeptieren) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (Überschuss) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (bekennen) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (süchtig) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Beg (bitten) - 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 (Fledermaus) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (schlagen) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (Kalander) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (prüfen) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (zitieren) - Cite an example.

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

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

Coarse (grob) - She can not eat coarse rice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Counsel (Rat) - My teacher gave a good counsel.

Clean (reinigen) - The room is clean.

Clear (klar) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (Koma) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


Dear (sehr geehrter) - My father is dear to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (sterben) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (entdecken) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (Dürre) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (unleserlich) - Your handwriting is illegible.

Eminent (eminent) - Dr. Haque is an eminent scholar.

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

Expect (erwarten von) - I expect that he will pass.

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


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

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

Fair (Messe) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (Blume) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (Mehl) - Bread is made with flour.

Farther (weiter) - They will go farther than expected.

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

Fast (schnell) - The horse runs fast.

First (zuerst) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (Fleisch) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (Hör mal zu) - Listen to what i say.

Human (Mensch) - To err is human.

Humane (human) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (hart) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ehrbar) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (historisch) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (industriell) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (Leben) - We live in the village.

Lovable (liebenswert) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (schön) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (Fleisch) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (Main) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (Mähne) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (offiziell) - It is an official matter.

Officious (übereifrig) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (Stift) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

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

Peace (Frieden) - We want peace.

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

Paper (Papier-) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (dicht besiedelt) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

Pair (Paar) - I shall buy a pair of red shoes.

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (Körperbau) - He has a good physique.

Pity (das Mitleid) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (beten) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (ruhig) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (ganz) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (sich weigern) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (rollen) - What is your roll number?



Seat (Sitz) - Please have your seat.

Sit (sitzen) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (Süss) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (verkaufen) - He is selling his products.

Soul (Seele) - The soul never dies.

Sole (Sohle, einzig, alleinig) - He is the sole owner of this company.

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (manchmal) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (stationär) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (Sozial) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (gesellig) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (sagen) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (Geschmack) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (urban) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (schwach) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (tragen) - He always wear hat.

Wire (Draht) - This is an electric wire.

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