English Language – 1: American English

For one language, there are many accents, regarding the country they are spoken. For example, English isn’t spoken the same way in the Uk, the US, India, Australia… Even inside of these countries: in the different Uk countries or Us states it is actually not spoken the same.

Here is an example of the different meanings for same words between the US and the Uk, and as you’ll see, it can create great misunderstandings…

BunsButtCake Rolls
PantsPants (Trousers)Underwear
FootballAmerican footballFootball
Knock upMake sby pregnantCall on
GasPetrolNo liquid or solid
Khaki Green (army fatigues)Light beige colour
KnickersKnickerbockersWomen’s underwear
LemonadeNon-fizzy fruit drinkSoda

These differences are really important to understand when you have to translate a script to or from English, you have to consider which English you are facing or aiming to use.


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