Is there any big difference between American and British English?

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Believe it or not, there are many types of English based on locations.

But the two biggest or should I say, the most commonly learned English are British English and American English and we often get curious whether these two are different or just the same.

 

There are big differences between American and British English that include, pronunciation, idioms, slang and cultural references.

 

Cultural references play a lot of importance when you either speak with the two. In sports, for example, British and American will talk about football with you. But these are two different sports, football for British is soccer for Americans and football would be the American football for people who live in the US.

 

In terms of pronunciation, one common example would be the “T sound.” British pronounce “t” sound crispier and clearly while Americans tend to make “t” sound “d.”

 

Even in slang, British and American English differs from one another and Gabby will give some examples as we further watch the video.

 

Believe it or not, there are many types of English based on locations.

But the two biggest or should I say, the most commonly learned English are British English and American English and we often get curious whether these two are different or just the same.

 

There are big differences between American and British English that include, pronunciation, idioms, slang and cultural references.

 

Cultural references plays a lot of importance when you either speak with the two. In sports for example, British and American will talk about football with you. But these are two different sports, football for British is soccer for Americans and football  would be the American football for people who lives in the US.

 

In terms of pronunciation, one common example would be the “T sound.” British pronounce “t” sound more crisp and clearly, while Americans tend to make “t” sound “d.”

 

Even in slang, British and American English differs from one another and Gabby will give some examples as we further watch the video.

 

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

 

Photo Credit: Betsy Weber


 

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