Errores Comunes en Inglés: Funny vs fun: ¿Cúal es la diferencia?


Hi, I’m Joel from In this lesson, I want to talk about the difference the words “fun” and “funny.”

These words are confusing to Spanish speakers a lot of the time, because they tend to say that something is funny when they mean that it’s fun. So, “fun” means something that you enjoy: diversión, disfrutar. It’s something that you enjoy doing – you have a good time doing it.

Funny is something that makes you laugh- cómico. So, if it’s funny, it makes you laugh. So, I can say, “The trip to the beach was fun” because I enjoyed the trip – I had a good time.

I wouldn’t say, “The trip to the beach was funny” unless I was laughing the whole trip. But that’s not very common.

So, “The movie was funny.” That means, “The movie made me laugh” – “La película era cómica”.

Alright, so “funny” means it makes you laugh. “Fun” means you had a good time, you enjoyed it.

Well, I hope that this helped you understand the difference between “fun” and “funny.” And just remember, only use the word “funny” for something that makes you laugh or that is supposed to make you laugh. And “fun” is for something that you enjoy, something that you like doing.

Don’t forget to go to my website for more lessons, my mp3 conversational course for download – fully translated into Spanish, and native English speakers who you can practice with and get corrections.

Alright, thanks for watching.


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