Sunday, June 1, 2014

British vs American English

1.- ดับเบิ้ลคลิกคำศัพท์ 
2.- คลิก Definition 
[ 3.- คลิก bullet ความหมายที่ต้องการ ]
4.- อ่านคำนิยาม [ และประโยคตัวอย่าง ]
5.- คลิกไอคอนรูปลำโพงเพื่อฟังเสียงอ่านคำศัพท์

British vs American English
American vs British English

"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." George Bernard Shaw
Union Jack
British English 
US English
aluminium aluminum
bank holiday3 public holiday
basin *sink
big wheel Ferris wheel
biscuits cookies
bonnet hood
boot trunk
braces suspenders
break (play time) recess
candyfloss cotton candy
car park parking lot
chest (set) of drawers bureau
caretaker janitor
chips French fries
compere emcee
cinema movie theater
crisps chips
crossroads intersection
current account checking account
curtains drapes
drawing-pin thumbtack
drink-driving drunk driving
dummy pacifier
dustbin trashcan
engaged busy
film movie
fish fingers fish sticks
flannel washcloth
flat apartment
flu grippe
fringe bangs
frying-pan skillet
funfair carnival
garden yard
ground floor first floor
guide dog seeing eye dog
handbag purse
holiday vacation
hoover vacuum cleaner
jam jelly
jug pitcher
jumper sweater
kerb curb
ladder run
lamp post street light
last post taps
lift elevator
lorry truck
mackintosh slicker
main road highway
manual (cars) stick shift
minced beef ground beef
mobile phone (aka mobile) cell phone (aka cell)
motorway freeway / turnpike
nail varnish nail polish
nappies diapers
page bellboy
pants panties
pavement sidewalk
petrol gas
plait braid
plaster band-aid
play truant cut class
porridge oatmeal
postcode zip code
pram baby buggy
prison officer correctional officer
public school private school
pupil student
removal van moving van
! rubber ! eraser
rubbish garbage
rubbish trash
rucksack knapsack
saloon car sedan
school report report card
Sellotape Scotch tape
shares stocks
spare time free time
spring onion scallion
!suspenders (used 
to hold up ladies 
tap faucet
tights panty hose
tin can
toffee apple candy apple
toilet bathroom
torch flashlight
traffic warden parking meter attendant
tram streetcar 
trolley car
trousers !pants
vest undershirt
washing powder detergent
washing up liquid dishwashing liquid
wellies / wellingtons rubber boots
windscreen windshield
yard2 yard
zip zipper
Union Jack
US English 
British English
aluminum aluminium
apartment flat
baby buggy pram
band-aid plaster
bangs fringe
bathroom toilet
bellboy page
braid plait
bureau office
busy engaged
can tin
candy apple toffee apple
carnival funfair
cell phone (aka cell) mobile phone (aka mobile)
checking account current account
chips crisps
cookies biscuits
correctional officer prison officer
cotton candy candyfloss
curb kerb
cut class play truant
detergent washing powder
diapers nappies
dishwashing liquid washing up liquid
drapes curtains
drunk driving drink-driving
elevator lift
emcee compere
eraser !rubber
faucet tap
Ferris wheel big wheel
fish sticks fish fingers
flashlight torch
free time spare time
freeway / turnpike motorway
French fries chips
garbage rubbish
garters !suspenders
gas petrol
grippe flu
ground beef minced beef
first floor ground floor
highway main road
hood bonnet
intersection crossroads
janitor caretaker
jelly jam
knapsack rucksack
motorway exit ramp
movie film
movie theater cinema
moving van removal van
nail polish nail varnish
oatmeal porridge
pacifier dummy
!pants knickers
panty hose tights
parking lot car park
parking meter attendant traffic warden
pitcher jug
private school public school
public holiday bank holiday3
purse handbag
 slip road
recess break (play time)
report card school report
rubber ! condom
rubber boots wellies / wellingtons
run ladder
scallion spring onion
Scotch tape Sellotape
sedan saloon car
seeing eye dog guide dog
sidewalk pavement
*sink basin
skillet frying-pan
slicker mackintosh
stick shift manual (cars)
stocks shares
street light lamp post
streetcar tram
student pupil
!suspenders braces
sweater jumper
taps last post
thumbtack drawing-pin
toilet !toilet (but the loo not the room)
trash rubbis
trashcan dustbin
trolley car tram
truck lorry
trunk boot
undershirt vest
vacation holiday
vacuum cleaner hoover
washcloth flannel
windshield windscreen
yard garden
zip code postcode
zipper zip

 - When used to talk about roads and motorways. Someone I know took over 4 hours to complete a 25 minute drive, because he didn't know what his sat nav system meant when it said "Take the ramp".
2 - When a Brit hears the word "yard" in connection with houses, we think of a concrete area, usually full of building materials, or work tools.
3 - Bank holidays have to follow certain rules, otherwise they are also known as public holidays in the UK. You can read more about what makes a bank holiday in the British Culture section.
!Note - *if the sink is in the kitchen - it's a sink, but if it's in the bathroom it's a basin.
Another huge difference that causes great confusion is writing the date. When you write the date in numbers British and American English differ. To write the date 7th of September 2007 a Brit would write dd/mm/yy (07/09/07) and an American would write mm/dd/yy (09/07/07). This often causes great confusion. It's better to write the date in full (7th September 2007 or September 7th 2007). It also looks nicer.


-ise vs -ize

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-er vs -re

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