Spelling list: -ain saying /in/

In these words the final syllable has a weak sound, a bit like /in/. This sound is often spelled ain.

translate:
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.
plantain
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


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