I keep mixing these up. In Swedish, one is humor and the other humör. Moreover, the English word humour is similar to both. Can anyone think of a memory rule or something?

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In the French language you have the same difficulty (humeur - humour).

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I remembered the word humuro by the sentence: Ridi kiam oni kuras kontraŭ la muro estas malbona hu-muro.

The other way is to look on the English word m-oo-d (which means hum-o-ro).


I remember it this way.

  • The U in humUro is smiling (at something funny).
  • The other one (humoro) means mood.

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