Pond Là Gì


Lake and pond are such two familiar terms for all of us. We might see them every day, but wait! Are you sure that the lake near your house is actually a ‘lake‘? Maybe it’s a ‘pond‘? You might say, ‘It’s large, so it’s a lake‘. But, you will confuse to lớn know that there are many ponds which are much larger. So, how lớn tell the differences between Lake and Pond?

What is “LAKE”?

Illustrating image for ‘Lake’

Lake /leɪk/ is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, not connected khổng lồ the sea except by rivers or streams.

A lake can be natural or artificial. Artificial lake is constructed for industrial or agricultural use, for hydro-electric power nguồn generation or domestic water supply, or for aesthetic, recreational purposes, etc.

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I love going boating on the lake near my house.They constructed that lake for hydro-electric nguồn generation.

Let’s have a look at this beautiful Sandoval Lake in Peru:

What is “POND”?

Illustrating image for ‘Pond’

Pond /pɑːnd/ is an area of water surrounded by land, either natural or artificial, usually smaller than a lake.

A pond is usually human-constructed for habitat restoration, decoration, commercial breeding (of fish, shrimp, etc.), or architectural features, etc.


My grandpa dug a small pond for fish breeding.I remember going fishing on that pond with my dad when I was a child.

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I have a visual example of a pond for you in this video clip – a duck pond:

Differences between LAKE và POND

Surprisingly, there are no scientific differences between lake and pond. The reason for this is that the terms lake and pond are arbitrary and not based on any naming convention.

An area filled with water might be called a lake or a pond by earlier settlers in the region. This explains why there are ponds that are larger than lakes. For instance, Echo ‘Lake‘ in Conway is 14 acres in size of the surface và 11 feet in maximum depth, while Island ‘Pond‘ in Derry is 500 acres in form size and 80 feet in depth.

Sometimes, people might change the name of a pond khổng lồ a lake without any changes in its kích thước or depth just khổng lồ attract tourists to lớn the area. There are many cases lượt thích this: Mud ‘Pond‘ to Mirror ‘Lake‘ in Canaan, Mosquito ‘Pond‘ to Crystal ‘Lake‘ in Manchester, and Dishwater ‘Pond‘ to Mirror ‘Lake‘ in Tuftonboro. 

All of these facts show that there are no specific criteria to lớn precisely tell whether an area of water is a lake or a pond. However, let’s make it easy by following the most widely accepted standards to lớn differentiate these two terms – kích cỡ and depth distinctions.

Size distinction: a lake is usually larger than a pond.Depth distinction: a lake is much deeper than a pond. (this criterion is more universal than size distinction)A pond is shallow enough for the sun rays to reach the bottom.A lake has an area which is deep enough that the sun rays can’t reach the bottom.
Differences between Lake và Pond

Pop quiz

Let’s take these short quizzes to lớn understand the differences between lakepond better.

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Fill in the blank, using one of these two words: lake, pond:

A _____ is deeper than a _____.People usually consider a____ to lớn be smaller than a ____.Sun rays can reach the bottom of a _____.The old farmer digs a _____ in his backyard for the ducks.They constructed that____ for hydro-electric nguồn generation.


lake – pondpond – lakepondpondlake

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