Dessert or Desert??

The soldier deserted his dessert in the desert.

When I tell you “The soldier deserted his dessert in the desert”, do you know what I’m talking about?

No!

Not really.

You’re confused.

Well, I know the words DESERT and DESSERT can be confusing; they are quite tricky for some learners, especially in the pronunciation. Let’s take a closer look at the sentence once again.

“The soldier deserted his dessert in the desert.”

Desert /ˈde-zərt/ 

Dessert /di-ˈzərt/ 

The first word deserted is the simple past form of the verb desert meaning to abandon; abandoned. The second word dessert is a noun, meaning a sweet dish that is generally eaten at the end of a meal, and the last word desert is also a noun, meaning an arid geographical region.

So, DESSERT or DESERT? which one is a cake and which one is Sahara? Let me show you the easiest way to know which one is which:

Strawberry Shortcake = deSSert (two S’s)

Sahara = deSert (one S)

Watch this video to know their differences in pronunciation: Dessert or Desert by Sozo

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