#EngClass: American and British English (same meaning, different words)

  1. BrE vs. AmE:
    • rucksack-backpack
    • baggage reclaim-baggage claim
    • tender-bid
    • trolley-cart
    • mobile (phone)-cell (phone)
  2. BrE vs. AmE:
    • bill-check (untuk bon restrain)
    • washing up-doing the dishes
    • lift-elevator
    • rubber-eraser
    • sorry-excuse me
  3. BrE vs. AmE:
    • fee-tuition
    • polo neck-turtle neck
    • subway-underpass
    • holiday-vacation
    • nil-zero
  4. BrE vs. AmE:
    • flat-apartment
    • candy floss-cotton candy
    • biscuit-cookie
    • chips-french fries
    • jelly-jello
    • jam-jelly
  5. BrE vs. AmE:
    • crisps-potato chips
    • canned-tinned
    • starters-appetizers
    • car park-parking lot
    • flyover-overpass
  6. BrE vs. AmE:
    • petrol-gas or gasoline
    • pub-bar
    • high street-main street
    • jug-jug or pitcher
    • mad-crazy or insane
  7. BrE vs. AmE:
    • maize-corn
    • motorbike-motorcycle
    • dispatch-ship

Sistem penulisan antara British dan American Englsih pun memiliki perbedaan, tetapi artinya sama, antara lain

  1. BrE vs. AmE:
    • encyclopaedia-encyclopedia
    • mediaeval-medieval (American English menghilangkan ‘a’ dari ‘ae’, kecuali untuk beberapa kata misalnya aesthetic)
  2. BrE vs. AmE:
    • defence-defense
    • licence-license
    • offense-offense
  3. BrE vs. AmE:
    • cancelling-canceling
    • levelling-leveling
    • travelling-traveling
  4. BrE vs. AmE:
    • diagramme-diagram
    • programme-program
    • telegramme-telegram
  5. BrE vs. AmE:
    • dialogue-dialog
    • catalogue-catalog
    • analogue-analog
    • epilogue-epilog
  6. BrE vs. AmE:
    • colour-color
    • favour-favor
    • honour-honor
    • labour-labor
  7. BrE vs. AmE: manoeuvre-maneuver
  8. BrE vs. AmE:
    • banque-bank
    • checque-check
  9. BrE vs. AmE:
    • centre-center
    • litre-liter
    • metre-meter
    • theatre-theater
  10. BrE vs. AmE:
    • amidst-amid
    • amongst-among
  11. BrE vs. AmE:
    • dreamt-dreamed
    • leapt-leaped
    • learnt-learned
  12. BrE vs. AmE:
    • backwards-backward
    • inwards-inward
    • upwards-upward

Compiled and writer by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, November 18, 2011.


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