Heteronyms in Slovenian and English
Words that are written the same and in most cases have different meaning and different pronunciation, are called heteronyms. As I like to play with words, I gathered some examples of heteronyms in Slovenian and English, which are stated below.
Heteronyms are usually short words with around 3-5 letters. For sure, there are many more words which are written identically in those 2 languages, so if you find some, feel free to add them in the comments. There are also words like »talent«, »idol« and »program«, which are written in the same fashion and have the same meaning but different pronunciation in Slovenian and English. They are also a little bit longer.
Examples of heteronyms:
|preteklost, čez (time)||PAST|
|PÓT, PÔT||path, sweat|
|DO||till, until, to (time)|
|delati, narediti||(to) DO|
|oprema, pribor, orodje||KIT|
|SIT (masculine)||full (not hungry anymore)|
|OVEN||ram, Aries (astrology)|
|bar, tablica (čokolade)||BAR (of chocolate)|
|ONE (plural, feminine)||they|
If you know some identical words in Slovenian and English, share them with us! 😉