AEE 121: Fun or Funny? Learn the Difference Between Two English Words

Fun or Funny in EnglishAre you confused about when to use “fun” and when to use “funny” in English?

They don’t have the same meaning!

In today’s episode you’ll learn the difference between these two English vocabulary words and you’ll learn how to use them like a native.

Fun versus Funny:

  • Fun: Something enjoyable, exciting, a walk with a friend, a good conversation
  • Funny: Something that is comedic, something that makes you laugh

 

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It is also important to pay attention to intonation.

If you use a specific intonation, it could mean “weird” or “off.”

At the beginning of the episode, Lindsay said, “You seem funny today.”

Lindsay meant that her co-host appeared strange and she was asking if something was wrong.

Pro tip: You can call someone fun and/or funny but the two words don’t mean the same thing.

 Get more common English mistakes here.

Do you know anyone in your life who is both fun and funny?

What’s funny to you?

What’s fun?

Tell us in the comments!

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