Have you heard of homophones? These are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. English has a lot of homophones, which can make learning English a lot harder than it would have to be.
- boar (wild pig)
- Boer (a South African of Dutch descent)
- boor (tasteless buffoon)
- bore (not interesting)
See Alan Cooper’s list of Homophones for more inspiration.
And that’s the number #1 reason why English is hard to learn.