What words are different in America and England?

18 Words That Have Completely Different Meanings in England and America

  • Purse. In American English, “purse” is a term used to describe a woman’s handbag.
  • Chips.
  • Biscuit.
  • Football.
  • Jumper.
  • Fancy dress.
  • Bird.
  • Braces.

What is the British English equivalent to the word line?

Thanks to Carl, Declan, Edeet, Gabriele, Hans, John, Karin, Liz, Monika, Ron, Ulrike and Vicky….American and British English – Vocabulary – A – M.

American English British English
license plate number plate
to line up to queue
liter litre

What words are different in British and American English pronunciation?

“Both also can”

Word British Pronunciation American Pronunciation
1. Advertisement uhd-VER-tis-muhnt AD-ver-ties-muhnt
2. Bald bor-ld bold
3. Clique cleek clik
4. Either eye-thuh ee-thuhr

What is the American English equivalent of the British English word flat?

British vs American Vocabulary

British English ↕ American English ↕
film film, movie
flat apartment, flat, studio
flat tyre flat tire
flyover overpass

What words do British people say that Americans don t?

British Words & Phrases Americans Don’t Understand

  • Chips: Fries.
  • Crisps: Chips.
  • Pudding: The dessert course.
  • Biscuit: Cookie.
  • Lolly: Popsicle.
  • The Local: The friendly neighborhood pub that not even the smallest villages are without.
  • Cuppa: A cup of tea.
  • Rashers: Slices of cured ham.

How do you say cookie in British?

Biscuit (UK) / Cookie (US) In the UK, these are generally called biscuits, although people do call the bigger, softer kind cookies, too.

What is sweet in American English?

sweet adjective (TASTE) (especially of food or drink) having a taste similar to that of sugar; not bitter or salty: The pineapple was sweet and juicy. I prefer salty snacks to sweet ones.

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