the difference between words: fun, funny and interesting


Today, I have three adjectives which are closely related but have different meanings in English: “fun”, “funny” and “interesting”.

The word “fun” is used when we talk about enjoying ourselves or having a good time. For example:

The party was so much fun! We danced and drank all night long.

The action movie was a lot of fun. I’d like to see it again.

I love going to Disneyland! It’s so much fun!

The word “funny” is used when something or someone makes us laugh. For example:

Tom is such a funny guy. He always makes me laugh.

That joke wasn’t funny at all. Nobody laughed at it.

The new comedy with Jim Carrey is supposed to be really funny. Let’s go see it this weekend.

The word “interesting” is used when talking about situations in which we learn something or are made to think about something. For example:

I think going to museums is interesting, but my boyfriend doesn’t agree with me.

The new drama on TV is sad but very interesting. It’s about a doctor who is suffering from cancer.

I’m reading about the history of China right now. It’s really interesting!

So this is how we use these words in English. They are all adjectives, but the word “fun” can also be a noun and is used with the verb “have”.  For example:

I had a lot of fun at the party.

My family and I had fun on our vacation to Hawaii.


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