The words leans, liens sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do leans, liens sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: leans, liens are homophones of the English language.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lean.
Plural form of lien.
Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.