🇬🇧 British vs American English 🇺🇸

British or American English??

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The English-speaking world is very big, and everyone tries to learn and speak different forms of English.

English is mostly divided into American and British English. Spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary change slightly even within the same country.

Here are some examples of differences between British and American English.

SPELLING, Let’s start from here. British spellings mostly consist of extra letters that American spellings don’t have.

AMERICAN ENGLISH BRITISH ENGLISH
Flavor Flavour
Color Colour
Neighbor Neighbour

 

PRONUNCIATION,  Americans, and British native speakers sometimes put stress on different parts of the word.

AMERICAN ENGLISH BRITISH ENGLISH
a-DUHLT A-dult
WEEK-end week-END

 

VOCABULARY, some words are completely different but they have the same meaning.

AMERICAN VOCABS BRITISH VOCABS
sneakers trainers
soda fizzy drink
apartment flat

 

There may be a lot of differences between American and British English but they also have a lot of similarities.

If you happen to use one word instead of the other, it will not automatically lead to miscommunication.

American and British people usually communicate well with each other, so you don’t have to worry that much!

All you have to do is enjoy learning English at 名古屋伏見の通い放題英会話スクールロケイシャス (LoQuacious)・(エルキュー LQ)!!