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The difference between “course” and “coarse”

The difference between“Course“y“Thick“

“Course“y“thick“they are easy to confuse because they sound identical (that is, they are perfect homonyms).

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Coarse.“Course“means rough or crude. For example:

  • This sand is too coarse for the cement mix. ✔️
  • There are children present. Stop being so coarse! ✔️

Course.“Course“tiene tres significados comunes:
(1) A series of educational lessons. For example:

  • I have signed up for an online French course. ✔️

(2) Part of a meal. For example:

  • I can’t eat nuts, so I will skip the third course. ✔️

(3) A direction. For example:

  • That’s an odd course to take. ✔️

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The words“thick“y“rude“they sound identical, but their meanings are very different. The most common query about“course“y“thick“It is related to food. Meals consist of non-thick plates. For example:

  • a three-course meal ✔️


El adjetivo“thick“means rough, crude, of poor quality or of non-fine texture. For example:

  • The sand is coarse.
    (The sand is not fine, i.e., gritty.)
  • She has coarse manners.
    (Her manners are crude or rough.)
  • These are coarse fish.
    (This refers to freshwater fish like perch. If it helps, think of them as not as refined as trout or salmon, which are classified as game fish.)


La palabra“course“it has many meanings. It can be an adjective, a noun or a verb. Listed below are the nine meanings of“course“:

(1) Education delivered in a series of lessons

  • I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. (Actor Woody Allen) ✔️
  • English course ✔️

(2) The students who attend the education

  • You have been an excellent course. ✔️

(3) A direction

  • A southerly course ✔️
  • The river changed course. ✔️

(4) A series of events

  • The government took an unexpected course. ✔️
  • A course of action ✔️

(5) To move (of liquids and ships)

  • The German ships coursed the Baltic. ✔️
  • The stream coursed through the peat bog. ✔️

(6) Part of a meal

  • We’re having a three-course meal. The first course is white bait or mussels. ✔️

(7) To hunt with dogs

  • To course after hares. ✔️

(8) Naturally

  • of course ✔️

(9) Area of land (or water) for sport

  • Golf course ✔️
  • Skiing course ✔️

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