Anyone else here explicitly learning British English?

Anyone else here explicitly learning British English?


Since the UK is geographicly close to my home country I am learning British English, mostly. That is I have BBC radio and television, and we have a whole lot of British tourists here. So it goes automatically. Anyone else focusing on British English? Can you tell me why?


And what the heck is a cell phone? ;-)


We will probably be a minority group here at italki.

May 17, 2014 11:56 AM
Comments · 5

I always listen to BBC radio and watch British dramas. It comes such a degree that I rarely listen to something in my native language. :)


Why?Because it really sounds beautiful, to me. 

May 17, 2014

No. it is just what I am used to, I can understand it better too. American English sounds flattened to me. I cannot distinguish it as well as American English.

May 19, 2014

Maybe that British English more elegant? Personally, I think American English is more causal or just easy to learn.

May 18, 2014

Yeah right, ♥W♥, I even think Americans talk with a funny accent, that much I am used to British English.

May 18, 2014

A cellular telephone is differs from a satellite telephone (sat phone) in that a satellite telephone requires a connection with one of the satellites in a specific constellation.  The term cell phone is now used as a generic term even those the device may use wireless signals from a cellular tower, or from some other source.  The device can use audio and/or video via an application and yet the device is still called a cell phone because the term gained popularity before the other applications and because it is simple term.


I listen to the BBC and I never studied British English.  It is close enough to my native California English that nothing was required.

May 17, 2014