British and American English Differences, British & American English Words
BRITISH VS AMERICAN ENGLISH VOCABULARY
English is the most spoken language used all over the world. Because it is used in many countries, there are many differences in this language. Although English is the common point of the USA and the UK, there are some differences between these two versions. Sometimes a word spoken in one country cannot be understood in English used in another country.
English has 160 dialects around the world, as well as different spelling and different words to express or describe something. The modern influence of English has changed due to many things originating from the USA and England.
These differences have been accepted by America, as English has become the common language of the world and is exported to countries all over the world. The differences between British and American English are set out below with sample sentences:
British – trainers, American – sneakers
- Today we are going to buy a sneaker with my father.
British– jumper / pull over, American – sweater
- I’m thinking of getting him a pull over for Valentine’s Day.
British – waistcoat, American – vest
- If you want, put a vest on your child because the weather has gotten so cold.
British – braces, American – suspenders
- I suggest you buy a suspenders, or your pants will fall.
British – bonnet, American – hat
- You should take your hat when you go out because it is raining outside.
British – pyjamas, American – pajamas
- Put on your pyjamas before going to sleep, then go to bed.
British – exam, American – test
- I will take the exam tomorrow, I have to work hard tonight.
British – headmaster, American – Principal
- Our headmaster made a long speech this morning to the whole school.
British – holiday, American – vacation
- We had a very nice holiday this summer, we visited almost the whole country.
British – maths, American – math
- Maths was the hardest of the lessons I learned.
British – module, American – class
- I’m in second class, or which class are you in?
British – aubergine, American – eggplant
- Although I do not like eggplant at all, my mother’s meals with eggplant are very tasty.
British – beetroot, American – beet
- My grandfather planted beetroots in his field in the village this year.
British – courgette, American – zucchini
- My favorite food in this life is courgette food.
British – cutlery, American – silverware
- I’m getting married this summer so I’m thinking of buying cutlery for my new home.
British – jug, American – pitcher
- Can you bring the jug in the kitchen here?
Here are British and American Words;
|car park||parking lot|
|mobile phone||cell phone|
|number plate||license plate|
|oven glove||oven mitt|
|public school||private school|
|shopping trolley||shopping cart|
|skipping rope||jump rope|
|state school||public school|