As palavras FUN e FUNNY têm significado e usos diferentes em inglês e é importante que suas diferenças sejam esclarecidas. Para início de conversa, FUN significa ‘divertido’ e FUNNY, ‘engraçado’ (algo que faz rir).
Vejamos alguns exemplos com FUN e observe os collocations:
We had such fun together.
It was fun to go to the beach with Rita’s family.
I hope you have fun!
I decided to learn Spanish, just for fun.
It was great fun! You should have come too.
Observação: FUN não deve ser usado com ‘very’. Portanto, não diga: ‘very fun’.
Diga: It was really fun.
✗Não diga: It was very fun.
No inglês informal, é possível usar FUN como adjetivo também:
We did a lot of fun activities in groups and individually to learn, have a fun time, and to get to know each other better.
Vamos ver agora alguns exemplos com o adjetivo FUNNY, que significa engraçado.
A: How would you describe Lorna?
B: Well. I think she’s very self-confident and assertive. I think she’s genuinely funny.
I think Jerry Springer is so funny. I just laugh so much when I watch his show.
É importante saber que FUNNY também pode assumir o sentido de ‘estranho’, ‘esquisito’.
Wasn’t it funny the way Don just got up and left without saying goodbye to anyone?
Complete as frases abaixo com FUN ou FUNNY:
- He can be pretty ____________ when he’s had a few drinks.
- The children were having so much ____________, I hated to call them inside.
- It’s not ____________ , Paul; poor Teresa was nearly in tears.
- Her sense of ____________ made her very popular at college.
- I had a ____________ feeling something was going to happen.
- The show is great ____________ for all the family.
- If this is your idea of a joke, I don’t find it at all ____________.
- The kids had a lot of ____________ singing and dancing.
- It’ll be ____________ seeing all my old friends again.
- What’s that ____________ smell?
- funny; 2. fun; 3. funny; 4. fun; 5. funny; 6. fun; 7. funny; 8. fun; 9. fun; 10. funny.