A Word for Monday – 12 August, 2013

This week, since we have visitors, we thought this English-Slovak word would be appropriate:

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hosť

[HOHSŤ]

We included the letter “Ť” since that is not a sound we use often in English – it is a soft T sound, something like what we use at the beginning of the word “tube” or “tuna.”

This is the kind of word language learners call a “false friend.”  It’s a word that looks similar to an English word we know, but has a different meaning.  In fact, this word has a completely opposite meaning!

On the subject, we are so grateful to have this team here from Richmond, and we are having a wonderful time!

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