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Desert vs Dessert: Learn the 3 different words

Desert vs Dessert: Learn the 3 different words

What is the difference between "desert" and "dessert". How many meanings does the word "desert" have? Are "desert" and "dessert" pronounced differently or in the same way?

ABONE OL
13 Nisan 2022 10:31
Desert vs Dessert: Learn the 3 different words
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Desert vs dessert…

What is the difference? Let’s learn…

The word Desert has two different meanings and two different pronunciations.

What is the sweet and delicious food we eat called?

Is it dessert or desert?

How is it pronounced?

Is it /ˈdez.ɚt/ or  /dɪˈzɝːt/ ?

The word desert is pronounced as  /dɪˈzɝːt/ for one meaning and /ˈdez.ɚt/ for the other.

Desert vs dessert.

Desert (noun)

desert vs dessert
A desert /ˈdez.ɚt/
  • Desert as a noun means; an area, often covered with sand or rocks, where there is very little rain and not many plants; a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand.
  • The pronunciation for this meaning is /ˈdez.ɚt/

Desert as a verb

desert vs dessert meanings
  • Desert as a verb means; to abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous.
    • (of people) to leave (a place), causing it to appear empty.
      • ‘the tourists have deserted the beaches’
    • (of a quality or ability) to fail (someone) when most needed.
      • ‘her luck deserted her’
    • [Military -no object-] to illegally leave the armed forces.
      • ‘his life in the regiment had been such a hell that he decided to desert’
  • The pronunciation for these meanings is/dɪˈzɝːt/

Dessert (the name for sweet food)

desert vs dessert difference
  • Dessert means; sweet food eaten at the end of a meal.
    • ‘a dessert of chocolate mousse’
    • ‘For dessert there’s apple pie or fruit.’
    • ‘If you make the main course, I’ll make a dessert.’
    • ‘a dessert fork/spoon’
  • The pronunciation of this word is the same as the pronunciation of the verb desert.
  • It’s pronounced as /dɪˈzɝːt/
  • The synonym of this word are; pudding, sweet, sweet course, sweet dish, second course, last course.

Now you learned the difference: Desert vs dessert. Do not forget to repeat what you’ve learned in order not to forget over time.

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