Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Fun versus funny. This is a very common mistake I hear with people that are trying to learn English. I've heard people say, "I'm having a funny time learning English." Whereas it should be, "I'm having a fun time learning English." So I just wanted to help you guys out, make a video⏤fun versus funny⏤sharing some differences as well as some examples. So, with the word "fun", it's a noun, and it means "enjoyable". I had a fun time at the beach. I had an enjoyable time at the beach. Or you could say, "We had so much fun at the movies." Yeah, we had an enjoyable time at the movies. I think where the confusion can come in is, with spoken English, fun can also be an adjective. It's very common for me to say to my friend, or to my son⏤he's going to play with a friend, "Okay, bye! Have a fun time with your friend." In this case, fun time, fun is an adjective. So, the word "funny" is always used as an adjective, and I'll give you some examples. It means "amusing"; think of laughter, "That was so funny!" The book I'm reading is really funny. Or, "My dad is a very funny person." So, we're describing the object, the book, or we're describing the person, my dad, saying funny. So, when you hear the word "fun", when you want to use it, think in your mind, "Could I substitute this with 'enjoyable'?" If you can, you're probably using it correctly. And then with the word "funny", think laughter, ha, ha, ha, like, are you able to laugh when you're using the word "funny" or substitute it with almost laughter? And if you are, you're probably using it correctly. So a couple more examples, just to help you guys out. It would be fun to go to Hawaii. The campfire last night was so fun. Oh, another interesting thing we say in English, "He was making fun of me," which means, "He was teasing me." She was making fun of me. But it can be used in, like, a non-offensive way as well, like, he's... "Are you making fun of me right now?" Kind of like in a fun... fun, teasing way. And then funny... So... the TV series "Friends" is so funny; it makes me laugh all the time. My husband told me a really funny joke last night. Oh, actually, yesterday, I was on a language call in Portuguese, and I said, "(speaks Portuguese)." And I realized⏤actually, I didn't realize, my language partner was like, "Wait, what?" I had said⏤I wanted to say, like, "I charged my headphone," and instead I said, like, the word "caguei", which in the past tense in Portuguese, I believe, is "I pooped". And, so, it was really funny; we laughed a lot. Um... language learning is... it's funny! And it's fun! I hope this video helped you guys out. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel, share this with your friends; I will see you guys soon. Ciao, ciao.