Confusing English Words –  deadly / fatal / lethal

Confusing English Words deadly / fatal / lethal

Confusing English Words – deadly / fatal / lethal

بسیاری از کلمات وجود دارند که معنی یکسانی دارند، اما در واقع تعاریف و کاربردهای مختلفی دارند. شما می خواهید درست صحبت کنید و از به کار بردن کلمات نادرست خودداری کنید، اما در مورد معنی دقیق و کاربرد هر کلمه کاملا مطمئن نیستید. بعضی از زبان آموزان حتی به دلیل تردیدهایشان از به کار بردن کلمات خودداری می کنند! هدف ما در این سری از پست ها روشن کردن رایج ترین کلمات گیج کننده در انگلیسی است.

deadly / fatal / lethal

All of these words mean capable of causing death

:Usually the word fatal means that somebody actually died

.He survived his first two heart attacks, but the third one was fatal

:We often describe the following things as fatal if they cause someone to die

accident, crash, fall, stabbing, shooting, attack, blow, injury, wound

The word fatal can also describe a mistake that caused something to fail. For example, a fatal error in a scientific theory would mean that theory isn’t valid

:The word lethal is often used to describe weapons or situations that can cause death

.He was convicted of assault with a lethal weapon .She died after taking a lethal mixture of drugs (or a lethal dose of sleeping pills) .Criminals punished with the death penalty are executed with a lethal injection

The word deadly is like lethal – it can mean somebody died, or it can mean something was capable of causing death, even if nobody actually died. It can be used for accidents, diseases or dangerous animals

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