Learn English - Words with many meanings *の日本語和訳
To be or not to be?
That is the question.
James, from EngVid.
We're looking at homonyms.
What are they?
Well, before we even go there, why don't
we just go to the board for a second?
I want to show you something.
I'm sure you've heard this before.
English people say,
"Those four things are for you."
How about this?
"When you go to the store to buy the milk,
swing by John's house and say bye to him
Now, a few of these words sound the
same, but we know the meanings are not
And this is what we talk about by
But I'm going to give you a little test before
we get started on the lesson because I
want to do some grammar.
Let's look at the board.
So Mr. E who wants to test thee, and he's
giving you a little story.
Now, bear in mind, when we're finished, at
the end of the video or near the end, we're
going to come back to this with the proper
words and see what you've learned.
"I want you to [bare] with me as I teach you
have to go on to the [hire] lessons on
When you complete the [hole] video, you
will be a much better student because you
will [no] how to read and [right] like a native
Now, to a native speaker, actually, it's quite
What I just said, if they're not looking at the
board, it's perfect English.
But if you were to actually write this on
paper, they would be scratching their
heads going, "What is wrong with you?"
And probably, what I just said to you
doesn't make any sense because you're
"Huh? You wrote that, James.
You should know."
And you're right.
And in a second or two, so will you.
I'm gonna go off for a second so that you
"Nym" means "name".
"Homo" means "same".
So "Homo" means "same".
So means "same name".
But this is a general term.
And what we have to look at is not the
general term but the individual terms for
Because some teachers may say to you,
"This is a homophone or homograph."
And you're going to say, "What?"
Well, I'll break it down for you.
Think your iPhone.
Got the iTalk going here.
"Phone" is for sound, right?
Because we have "phonics", sound.
So what we have here is a homophone,
sounds the same, but it's spelled differently
and has a different meaning.
"Bare" and "bear".
In the story earlier, we talked about "bare",
and it didn't look quite right?
You were right because I was using a
You know what a graph is, right?
It tells you how things are moving.
Usually, graphs are written, right?
And we come to -- in English, we say
"He had graphic speech", which means,
"He was saying something, or it was written
"Bear" and "bear" -- notice this one's a
noun, and this one's a verb.
In case you're confused because I used the
same thing over and over, why don't we
just look over here.
That might explain it to you.
So we're looking over here.
We've got "bare".
The first "bare" is "not covering" or
If this is my bare arm, you will see there is
I won't take the rest off and go bare
because this is for children.
This isn't an adult video.
It also means "open to view".
If I say, "My life is bare, laid bare", it means
Anyone can look at it.
If you have bare cupboards at home,
there's nothing in them.
There's nothing inside.
When we look at "bear", it's almost the
same, but this one's an adjective.
But when we say "bear" here as a verb,
it means "to support".
If I put this on it, this is having a hard time
The table is not really stable.
Once I put this on it, it cannot bear the
It will break.
So when we talk about support and we say
"bear" -- "Can it bear this?"
-- it means, "Can it take the weight?
Is it strong enough?"
That's "bear" as a verb.
But here, I'm going to give you a phrasal
verb for free.
I know you love me.
When I say "bear with me", it means
"Please, be patient with me."
Give me some time to speak.
Bear with me for a second."
"Bear" here is that big, scary animal, or it's
a teddy bear in your house.
It's an animal.
So it can also be a noun, so you have to
really be careful.
As a homograph, it can have two
As a homophone, it can have two
But the word is still the same.
Bearing with the lesson?
"Hire" -- "hire" is for jobs.
And that's what you want, I'm sure.
That's why a lot of you are studying
And it's a verb.
"Will you hire me?
Is he hiring?
Are they hiring?
Can I get a job?"
That's the verb.
But "higher" is the comparative.
There's low, low, low, and I'm going to go
high, high, high.
My voice went higher.
Sometimes, we say, "This price is higher
than the other price."
It means it's more expensive.
But don't use "higher" for people, people.
He is not higher than you unless it's
position in a job.
He's "taller" than you.
But "higher" can be, "Oh, look.
That plane is going higher and higher,
moving ever upwards or going up."
Now, what about "whole"?
I like "whole".
"Whole" means "complete".
I often eat whole pizzas in one sitting.
It means "complete" or "not damaged".
Did you get the whole set.
All of the pens.
Everything came together.
Complete or not damaged.
Here's another "hole".
The place I used to live in was a hole.
It means "disgusting".
I've actually taught in holes as well.
It means a disgusting or not nice place.
Some bars are holes.
You don't want to go to them.
But it also means --
you'll like this.
Brought to you by the special effects of
This is a hole.
I made a hole.
A "hole" means a tear or a rip.
When something is broken, when it's got a
hole in it.
Sometimes the hole is very small like this
That's a hole.
So if you say there's a hole in it.
I go, "Ah, man.
It's got a hole?
I've got to get a new one now.
It's got a hole in it."
And I live in a hole, and a hole in my shirt,
things are pretty bad for me right now.
Or it could be a missing piece.
If you say, "There is a hole in here",
it means there's a piece not there.
Here's a piece; there's the hole.
In English, it means "stupid".
All of this is writing.
When you do this, it's called "writing".
I don't think I have to explain.
Otherwise, we have to go to the basic
And the other one is "rights" and freedoms.
In America, they have rights.
All over the world, you want to get your
rights and freedoms.
Freedom to speak, freedom to vote.
So "right" is something that your
government or your.. I don't know.
Charter of rights and freedoms gives you
that says you're allowed to do certain
things, and no one is stop you from doing
What are your rights?
So, I mean, your rights -- that's a noun.
"I have rights in this country.
The right to drive.
The right to vote.
The right to serve my country."
And "writing" is clearly the verb when you
write a letter to your mother or write an
But there's also another one, and this is
"right", and I didn't quite put it under there,
so I'll do it now.
When you have this "right" as an active
adjective, it means "correct".
You are "correct".
"He is right.
He is correct."
So we have three different meanings for
And finally, we're gonna do "no".
Now, I didn't do a lot because "no" is
basically -- it could be a noun,
an adverb, an adjective, and a verb.
But for most of you guys, you know what
"no" means in your language, right?
It's negative, right?
So "no" in this case just means "negative".
But the other "know" is to have information.
Do you know what I'm talking about?
I think you do.
Don't say "no".
You do know.
So in this case, "Do you know?
Do you have the information I need?".
So we've done our grammar, and we've
done our vocabulary.
Let's go back to that original story, okay?
And I'm gonna fill in the blanks, and you're
going to help me.
And then, we're going to know if we really
know what we're talking about.
So, test time.
Remember the story we told before?
I didn't write the whole story out.
I used one of them again, "whole".
But we've got the sentences.
Why don't you take a look and tell me
which should go there.
"I want you to bare/bear with me."
Now, with your new knowledge, is it "bare"
B-a -- no.
If you don't remember, you're gonna have
to watch this video again, and you have to
do the quiz when we're finished.
How about this.
"You go on to higher/hire lessons."
"You get job?
I get job now?"
Now, what about this one?
"Complete the whole/hole video."
This is not a "hole" video.
It's a good video.
I know what "hole" means in a bad way.
It's a good video.
So I want you to do like I do with the pizza
and watch the "whole" video.
And you will know,
"You will know!"
But you will "know" because I don't know
right now if he was.
You will know how to "right"?
You are not correct.
You must use the verb here.
"Write like a native speaker."
And also read, because if you don't know
homonyms, you'll have a problem
When you're reading.
So we've gone through these.
You notice they're all different from the first
So then, you're smart enough to know I
taught you ten vocabulary words and
homonyms, homophones, and
I hope you liked that.
Mr. E's gone, which is a clue for me to go
Have a good day.
But before I go, you need to go to www --
see this makes a W -- dot, "eng" as in
"English", "vid" as in "video", dot com,
where you can learn more about your
There are a couple lessons on EngVid.
And other stuff like conversation.
I like that.
Have a good one, and see you soon.
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