I have heard it mentioned a few times; well, perhaps more than a few times that the English language is so very hard to learn. As a young woman, I traveled through many parts of Europe; studying mainly in London, England, I did observe that many Europeans spoke English - Yah, that made it so much easier for us young students. When travelling to a country I always carried a "translation book" in my back pack, which; over a period of time, was very well worn with so much use. I fell in love with the Spanish and Dutch language and was quite fluent at one time. On my travels, I could speak enough of other languages to get by - I always found the lovely people of each country so willing to help - many times, it was our sign language and that Canadian Flag my Mother sewed on my jacket, that got us by. Time and again I was impressed with the fact that many people; living on the borders of so many countries spoke 3-5 languages; with languages becoming secondhand to most and as familiar as riding a bike.
We have many words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. I've left a bit of fun for you below,WHAT THA HECK, Eh!
We'll begin with box; the plural is boxes,