commonly confused words
Commonly Confused Words


Accept (accept) - I gladly accepted her invitation.

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

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

Excess (ပိုမိုခြင်း) - Excess of everything is bad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confess (ဝန်ခံ) - You must confess your fault.

Addicted (စွဲ) - Mukul is addicted to drinking.

Devoted (ကျိန် ဆို. ပူဇော်) - Munir is devoted to all newspaper technical support.

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

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

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

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


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

Beg (တောင်းပန်) - The older man is begging from door to door.

Bad (ဆိုးသော) - Never try to mingle with the bad boys.

Bed (အိပ်ရာ) - I must go to the bed as I feel sleepy.

Bat (လင်းနို့) - Bats do not lay eggs.

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

Beat (ရိုက်) - They will beat the thief.

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

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

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

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

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


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

Calender (ပြက္ခဒိန်) - Every washerman has a calender.

Check (စစ်ဆေးခြင်း) - Check your temper.

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

Cite (ဆင့်ခေါ်) - Cite an example.

Site (site ကို) - This is the new site of our school.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean (သန့်ရှင်းသော) - The room is clean.

Clear (ရှင်းလင်းသော) - The water is clear.

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

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

Coma (ကိုးမား) - My wife in a coma.

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

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

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


Dear (ချစ်လှစွာသော) - My father is dear to me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Die (သေဆုံး) - He died of fever.

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

Discover (ရှာဖှေတှေ့) - Columbus discovered America fever.

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

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

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

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

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

Drought (မိုးခေါင်ခြင်း) - Drought destroyed the crops.


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

Illegible (တရားမဝင်သော) - Your handwriting is illegible.

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

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

Expect (မျှော်လင့်ထား) - I expect that he will pass.

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


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

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

Fair (တရားမျှတတဲ့) - She is a fair girl.

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

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

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

Flower (ပန်း) - Everybody likes flower.

Flour (မံှု့ညက်) - Bread is made with flour.

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

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

Fast (လျင်မြန်စွာ) - The horse runs fast.

First (ပဌမ) - Faridul is the first boy.

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

Flesh (အသား) - Tigers are flesh eating animals.


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

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


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

Listen (နားထောင်) - Listen to what i say.

Human (လူ့) - To err is human.

Humane (ကရုဏာရှိသော) - He is humane by nature.

Hard (ခိုင်မာသော) - He works hard.

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

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

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

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

Honourable (ဂုဏ်ပေးထိုက်သော) - Khaled is an honourable man.

Historic (သမိုင်းဝင်) - This is a historic Place.

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


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

Industrial (စက်မှုလုပ်ငန်းဆိုင်ရာ) - Tejgaon is an industrial area.


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

Zealous () - Munir is a zealous worker.


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

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

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

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

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

Live (အသက်ရှင်သော) - We live in the village.

Lovable (ချစ်ဘွယ်ကောင်းသော) - The child is very lovable.

Lovely (လှပသော) - Her appearance is very lovely.

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

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


Meat (အသား) - We get meat from cow.

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

Main (အဓိက) - Rice is our main crops.

Mane (လညျဆံမှေး) - The lioness has no mane.

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

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



Official (အရာရှိ) - It is an official matter.

Officious (တာဝန်ရှိသူတဦးက) - He is officious by nature.

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

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


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

Pen (ကလောင်) - Pen is mighter than sword.

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

Pet (ချစ်. ကစား) - The cat is a pet animal.

Peace (ငြိမ်းချမ်းရေး) - We want peace.

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

Paper (စက္ကူ) - We write on paper.

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

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

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

Populous (လူဦးရေ) - Dhaka is a populous city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personnel () - He is an army personnel.

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

Physique (ကောင်) - He has a good physique.

Pity (သနားခြင်း) - Have pity for the poor.

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

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

Practise () - He practises swimming everyday.

Pray (ဆုတောင်း) - We should pray to allah.

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


Quiet (တိတ်ဆိတ်သော) - He is a quiet boy.

Quite (လုံးလုံး) - I am quite happy today.


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

Refuse (ြငင်းပယ်) - He refused to hear me.

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

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

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

Roll (လိပ်) - What is your roll number?



Seat (ထိုင်ခုံ) - Please have your seat.

Sit (ထိုင်) - Please sit down.

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

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

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

Sweet (ချိုမြိန်) - These mangoes are very sweet.

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

Sell (ရောင်းချ) - He is selling his products.

Soul (အသက်ဝိညာဉ်) - The soul never dies.

Sole (ဖိနပ်အောက်ခံအသား) - He is the sole owner of this company.

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

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

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

Storey () - It is a multi storeyied building.

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

Sometimes (တခါတလေ) - He sometimes come here.

Stationary (ရပ်တံ့နေသော) - The sun is stationary.

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

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

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

Social (လူမှုရေး) - Man is a social animal.

Sociable (လူပေါင်းကောင်းသော) - He ia a sociable man.


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

Tell (ပွောဆို) - Please tell us a story.

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

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

Taste (အရသာ) - Honey tastes sweet.



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

Urbane (မြို့ပြ) - His urbane manners pleased us.


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

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


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

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

Weak (အားနည်းသော) - He is very weak.

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

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

Wear (ဝတ်ဆင်) - He always wear hat.

Wire (သံကြိုး) - This is an electric wire.

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