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What are these called?

I'm looking for a list of spanish words that look similar but have different meanings (ex: hombre, hambre and hombro). I'm not sure what that's called when words look similar but are unrelated. Does anyone know what it is called so I can find a list? Thanks!

3 years ago

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<h1>Los Homófonos</h1>

<h1>gracias blusens</h1>
3 years ago

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Maybe you are talking about "los homófonos."

3 years ago

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Yes, los homófonos.

Ella espera. ¿Ella es pera?
¿Hacia dónde vas? Hacia Asia.

Etc.

3 years ago

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I don't know what they're called either. They're not really homophones, because they're not necessarily said identically, they're just confusing.

My two worst pairs were jueves (Thursday) and huevos (eggs) and parejas (pairs) and pájaros (birds).

3 years ago