Memory vs Souvenir vs Memoir

                                                Memory vs Souvenir vs Memoir
Many of us don't know the proper meaning of these words; Owing to this, we mistake these words. To minimize the mistake, we must know the proper meaning and usage of these words. Most of the time we wrongly use the single word "memory" for different context.                                                                                                                                   





A look on Common errors on these words:

Ghandhi used to write his memories. 
Ghandhi used to write his memoirs. ✔
I was given a pen as a memory. 
I was given a pen as a Souvenir. 



Here is Explanation:

Memory (N)
Meaning:
  • a thought of something that you remember from the past
  • the store of things learned and retained from past experience

Usages:
  1. Successful people have long memories.
  2. Political leaders have selective memory.



Memoir (N)
Meaning:
  • an account written by somebody, especially somebody famous, about their life and experiences

Usages:
  1. He has published a long memoir about those years.
  2. After a long time, the memoir of Subhash was published.


Souvenir (N)
Meaning:
  • something that is kept as a reminder of a place you have visited, an event you have been to, etc.
  • a thing that you buy or obtain in a particular place and keep to remind yourself of a place, an occasion or holiday

Usages:
  1. I keep my pen as a souvenir.
  2. Dhoti is a souvenir of my trip to India.

In a Nutshell                               
Memory is used for expressing thought or past experience. 
Memoir is used like biography of somebody. 
Souvenir is a tangible thing that reminds you something.



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