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Differences between American English and British English? Some examples, please~
Mar 11, 2011 6:12 AM
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INGLES BRITANICO INGLES AMERICANO SIGNIFICADO Aerial Antenna Antena Anticlockwise Counterclockwise Sentido contrario del reloj Aubergine Eggplant Berenjena Autum Fall Otoño Bank Holiday National Holiday Día de feria Bank Note Bill Billete Bill Check Factura Biscuit Cookie Galleta Block of Flats Apartament Building Edificio de apartamentos Bonnet Hood Capot del coche Boot Trunk Maletero Braces Suspenders Tirantes Built-in Wardrobe Walk-in closet Vestuario Capitalise Capilatize Capitalizar Caravan Trailer Caravana Caretaker Janitor / Custodian Encargado de Edificio Car Park Parking Lot Aparcamiento Carrier Bag Shopping Bag Bolsa de la compra Catalogue Catalog Catálogo Cellar Basement Sótano Centre Center Centro Chat Show Talk Show Entrevistas Chemist Druggist / Pharmacist Farmacéutico Cheque Check Cheque Chips French Fries Patatas Fritas Colour Color Color Conscription Draft Servicio Militar Corn Grain Cereal Cul-de-sac Dead End Calle sin salida Current Account Savings Account Cuenta corriente Defence Defense Defensa District Precint Distrito Diversion Detour Ruta Alternativa
March 11, 2011
Different slang, different spellings ("color" vs. "colour") and different pronunciations (e.g., "aluminum") of some words, etc. Plus some completely different vocabulary ("apartment" vs. "flat," "elevator" vs. "lift"). Of course, they are much more the same than they are different.
March 11, 2011
There are a million little differences, none of which impede communicating. The really big difference is the Atlantic Ocean as Mark Twain said. Examples? "straps", "suspenders", "garters", "knock you up", "chips", and the culture of the people, of which language is a part.
March 11, 2011
Accent is an obvious difference. It's really hopeless to compare them since there's a vast difference between them. In the California state alone, the difference is pretty big. Especially the "slangs" that they both use. It would be too much of a list to actually differentiate the two.
March 19, 2011
There are differences in : 1- vocabulary Americans = fall / British = autumn Here are some of the main differences in vocabulary between British and American English. .................................................... 2- spelling differences Americans = center / British = centre There are some well-known spelling differences between British English and American English. ......................................................... 3- pronunciation apricot American = a-pricot British = ay-pricot
March 11, 2011
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