Quick note from Matt: Hi, all! Once again our resident English expert Büşra Bayram has been hard at work to create and share this quick comparison list of British versus American English words. Probably 90 – 95% of all English words are the same between the two versions of the language, however, a few specific words do stand out. And as far as expressions go, well–that’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax! Americans use very different expressions than our British cousins, and we’ll soon do a post focusing on those.
But for now, enjoy the below list of British English and American English side-by-side comparisons. And remember to Share if you Care! – Mc
|autumn||fall (but we sometimes say Autumn, too)|
|biscuit||cookie (we have biscuits, but they are NOT cookies!)|
|boot||trunk (as in a car, not footwear)
|braces||suspenders (in American English, “braces” are for your teeth!)|
|film||movie (or film, flick, show…)|
|mobile phone||cell phone|
|rubber||eraser (in American English, a “rubber” is a slang term for condom, so be careful on this one!)|
|solicitor||lawyer (or attorney)|
|telly||television (TV, or tube)|
|trainers||sneakers (or tennis shoes)|
|year||grade (as in, “what grade are you in at school?”)|
We hope this list of British English and American English words is useful to you!
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