Comparison of British and American English

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British vs. American English – Video

Comparison of British and American English

British and American terms:

  • crisps – chips; potato chips
  • crocodile clip – alligator clip
  • current account – checking account
  • dressing gown – robe; bathrobe
  • drink-driving – drunk driving
  • drinks cupboard – liquor cabinet
  • drinks party – cocktail party
  • driving licence – driver’s license
  • dustbin – garbage can
  • faith school – parochial school
  • ladybird – ladybug
  • lift – elevato
  • lolly – lollipop
  • lorry – truck
  • market garden – truck farm
  • mobile phone – cell phone
  • motorway – expressway; highway
  • mum/mummy – mom/mommy
  • pavement – sidewalk
  • pedestrian crossing – crosswalk
  • petrol – gas; gasoline
  • postbox – mailbox
  • potato crisp – potato chip
  • public school – private school
  • public transport – public transportation
  • queue – line
  • racing car – race car
  • railway – railroad
  • first floor – second floor
  • flat – apartment
  • football – soccer
  • footway – sidewalk
  • fringe (hair) – bangs
  • full stop (punctuation) – period
  • garden – yard; lawn
  • ground floor – first floor
  • holiday – vacation
  • in hospital – in the hospital
  • indicator (on a car)turn signal
  • jumper – sweater
  • junior school – elementary school

British vs. American English – Images

Comparison of British and American English

Comparison of British and American English

Comparison of British and American English

Comparison of British and American English

Comparison of British and American English

Comparison of British and American English

Comparison of British and American English

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