English Dutch homophones

22 December 2016
door Regina Coeli

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another, but has a different meaning. Look at the list of English and Dutch homophones and compare their actual meanings.

English word Dutch meaning Dutch false friend English meaning
Acorn Eikel Eekhoorn Squirrel
Arm Arm Arm Poor
Ear Oor Eer Honour
Copper Koper Kapper Hairdresser
Dear Geachte/beste Dier Animal
Leaf Blad Lief Nice/kind
Mess Troep Mes Knife
Oak Eiken Ook Also
Rice Rijst Reis a trip
Rye Roggen Rij Queue / line of people
Spin Draaien Spin Spider
Who Wie Hoe How
Will Zullen Willen Want

 

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