#EngTrivia: Though, tough, through, thorough, taught, thought

Saat pertama kali admin mulai belajar Bahasa Inggris, ada beberapa kata yang sering kali membingungkan. Kata-kata ini mirip dari segi penulisan dan pengucapannya. Post ini terinspirasi dari pertanyaan @winskiy  pada tanggal 22 Januari 2012.

Kata-kata yang sering membingungkan untuk dibedakan adalah antara: ‘through’, ‘though’, ‘thought’, ‘tough’, ‘thorough’, ‘taught’.

1. Though. (thō)

Berarti: walaupun/meskipun.

  • Contoh: Though they’re divorced, they still live together in that same house.

note: “Tho” adalah bentuk singkat yang biasa dipakai untuk menulis “though”, hanya digunakan secara kasual. Bisa diartikan: meskipun/biarpun begitu. “Tho” hanya diletakkan di akhir kalimat.

  • Contoh: It’s very hot. I can’t stop eating it tho (though).
  • Arti: (Makanan ini) sangat pedas. Meskipun begitu aku tidak bisa berhenti memakannya.

2. Tough. (tŭf)

Berarti: keras.

  • Contoh: You wouldn’t be able to cut that tough stone with a small chisel.

3. Tough (meat). (tŭf)

Berarti: (daging yang) keras/alot.

  • Contoh: That roast beef is too tough for him, he’s only got a couple of teeth left.

4. Tough. (tŭf)

Berarti: susah.

  • Contoh: Though I’ve studied hard and barely get any sleep, the test was just too tough.

5. Through. (thro͞o)

Berarti: melewati.

  • Contoh: The lovely couple walk hand in hand through the rose garden.

6. Thorough. (thûr′ō, thŭr′ō)

Berarti: secara keseluruhan/menyeluruh.

  • Contoh: After a thorough search, they found two packets of drugs in his room.

7. Taught. (tôt)

Berarti: mengajar (V2 of “teach”).

  • Contoh: My parents taught me not to talk to strangers, and to be polite to others.

8. Thought. (thôt)

Meaning: pikiran/pemikiran.

  • Contoh: Twitter is a place to share one’s thoughts in less than 140 characters.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, January 22, 2012


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