#EngVocab: Confusing Words Starting with letter “T”

Evening fellas :) So it’s Tuesday, what letter does Tuesday start with? Anyone?

@renggasanti: capital letter T <=   Yep, it’s T! This evening admin will share some #EngVocab on confusing words starting with the letter ‘T’

As previously discussed, ‘T’ comes after ‘E’ in ETAOIN SRHLDCU which means ‘T’ is the second most common letter in English Language

Let’s start shall we :) The words, some explanations and pronunciations were taken from wordinfo.info :)

1.“The trusty was the trustee of the tool box which contained the trusty electric screw driver.” Are trusty and trustee different?

1a. Trustee (tru STEE) (noun) = (1) individual yang diberikan kuasa dari seseorang biasanya untuk hal administratif. Contoh: “I am the trustee of the documents for my colleague who’s out of town.”

1a. Trustee (tru STEE) (noun) = (2) individual yang menempatkan posisi kepercayaan. Contoh: “My son is a trustee with the local charity.”

1b. trusty (TRUS tee) (adjective) = bisa dipercaya, biasanya untuk mendeskripsikan suatu alat yang telah dimiliki lama. Contoh: “I always have my trusty pocket knife with me.”

1c. trusty (TRUS tee) (noun) = seorang yang dipenjara dan diberikan kepercayaan serta hal-hal special karena telah berbuat baik selama dipenjara. Contoh: “Tony is a trusty and got longer time to create artworks.”

2. Tortoise dan turtle. Bukannya sama-sama kura-kura ya?

2a. tortoise (TOR tis) (noun) = (1) mahluk-mahluk terestial, khususnya termasuk Testudinidae, yang memiliki cangkang tinggi bundar besar yang menjaganya. Hidupnya di darat. Contoh: “Did you hear that the eldest Galapagos tortoise died a while ago?”

2a. tortoise (TOR tis) (noun) =  (2) siapapun yang bergerak lamban. Contoh: “Because I had a blister on my foot, I moved like a tortoise.”

2b. turtle (TUR t’l) (noun) = reptil terestial atau akuatik, tidak bergigi, memiliki cangkang yang berkulit/bertulang dan kepala serta ekor bisa keluar masuk darinya. Contoh: “Yesterday our sister’s green turtle was given to our nephew as his new pet.”

@doc_holliwood: Beda, tortoise kura2 darat, turtle kura2 air..

3. “At the banquet, we noticed the buffet was laid out in a tasteful fashion and the chef told tasty stories about each of the very tasty dishes.” Hmm, tasteful dan tasty beda?

3a. tasteful (TAYST fuhl) (adjective) = apresiasi yang bagus suatu  karakteristik yang enak dilihat. Maka kalimat di atas: “We noticed the buffet was laid out in a tasteful fashion.”

3b. tasty (TAY stee) (adjective) = (1) sangat menarik. Seperti di atas: “The chef told tasty stories.”

3b. tasty (TAY stee) (adjective) = (2) terasa atau terlihat enak. Seperti di atas: “About each of the very tasty dishes.”

@renggasanti tasteful-penuh rasa. tasty-enak

4. “Be careful that you don’t hurt your toe when you try to tow the grocery cart up the steep hill.” Pengucapan toe dan tow sama, namun artinya beda.

4a. toe (TOH) (noun) = satu jari kaki. Contoh di atas: “Be careful that you don’t hurt your toe.”

4b. tow (TOH) (verb) = menarik suatu kendaraan menggunakan tali, rantai atau mekanisme khusus untuk keadaan tersbut. Seperti di atas: “When you try to tow the grocery cart up the steep hill.”

5. “The tun that was filled with rare wine felt as if it weighed a ton.” – Hmm, tun dan ton terdengar sangat mirip ya?

5a. tun (TUHN) (noun) = (1) suatu tempat besar untuk cairan biasanya untuk minuman anggur atau wine. Seperti di atas: “The tun that was filled with rare wine.”

5a. tun (TUHN) (noun) = (2) pengukuran untuk kapasitas cairan, satu tun diperkirakan 252 galon (954 liter). Contoh: “The wine company is estimating how fast a tun of wine sells.”

5b. ton (TUHN) (noun)  = (1) unit pengukuran suatu benda, biasanya sangat berat. Contoh: “The meat that were exported last week weighed around 2 tons.”

5b. ton (TUHN) (noun) = (2) Perumpamaan kuantitas yang besar. Seperti contoh di atas: “Felt as if it weighed a ton.”

6. “His boat was tied to the pier so the tide wouldn’t take it out to sea.” – Hati-hati antara tied dan tide ya :)

6a. tied (TIGHD) (noun) = diikat. Seperti di atas: “His boat was tied to the pier.”

6b. tide (TIGHD) (noun) = gelombang air. Seperti di atas: “So the tide wouldn’t take it out to sea.”

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on April 9, 2013

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