In these words the final syllable has a weak sound, a bit like /in/. This sound is often spelled ain.
|bargain||My new camera was a real bargain.|
|captain||The captain of the plane sits on the right.|
|certain||Are you certain you paid that bill?|
|chaplain||If you're worried, why not speak to the chaplain?|
|chieftain||He was the chieftain of the tribe.|
|curtain||There are cobwebs all over the curtain.|
|fountain||There is a fountain in the market square.|
|mountain||The only snow is at the top of the mountain.|
|porcelain||This is a type of fine china: porcelain.|
|villain||The film's hero killed the villain.|
||Britain||In Britain, some spellings are different from the USA.|
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Learn about these words in Unit 31. Word endings:-ture, -tain, ine