UK V USA English (2)

UK V USA English (2)

Howdy and hello,

As promised, here is Part 2 of UK V USA English in which we will be focusing on more differences between these ‘cousin’ countries. Spanish readers will probably point out, quite rightly,  that there is a parallel situation between ‘Spanish’ Spanish and South American variations.

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Let’s take a look at some more differences which involve shopping, clothes, accessories and entertainment vocabulary.

First of all, a little ‘conversion’ table to help you ‘translate’! This one deals with

SHOPPING, CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES

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UK ENGLISHUS ENGLISH
motorway
petrol
car park
pavement
underground
flat
toilet
cupboard
lift
freeway
gas
parking lot
sidewalk
subway
apartment
bathroom, restroom or John!
closet
elevator

 

Here’s another comparison related to ENTERTAINMENT

UKUS
film
programme
adverts (advertisements)
holidays
at the weekend
caravan
write to me
movie
show
commercials
vacations
on weekends
trailer
write me

 

In Part 3 we’ll have a look at spelling differences, food and sport. 

 

 

 

 

 

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