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British VS American English which is better?

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Postby nightwish » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:57 am

I study english at the univ. and as I see the only difference between the two is the accent.
so I like to use both of them while I'm talking.
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Postby Danyet » Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:19 pm

Yes you are right! There is not much difference between the two except the accent.

I don't know how you learned to switch between the accents though. For me it is very hard. I speak with an Australian English accent and I can not very well switch to an American accent. When I try, it comes out like a "redneck hillbilly" accent. That seems to be the easiest for me.
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American English is more suitable for Indonesians' tongue.

Postby Bambang » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:33 pm

Personally, American English is more suitable for me.

But I like watching Brithish English programs.

It sounds unique and interesting.

But I don't like the way Mr Bean speaking.

It sounds like gargling.
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Postby YAYO » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:44 pm

This it is a good subject, I think that the Brithish is finer than american english, and the America is simple, I mean, the Brithish is elegant and formal, and pronunciacion is more pleasant for the ear.
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Postby Vega » Thu Oct 18, 2007 5:30 am

MichaZor wrote:I live in USA, but I like British English more, I don't know why.. it's just easier to understand lol.


Are you native English speaker?
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Postby Vega » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:09 pm

MichaZor wrote:No.. why?


Yeah, I agree with you too. It's easier to understand..
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Postby sanjadz » Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:54 pm

Unlike you, I think spoken American English is easier to understand than spoken British English.
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Postby Kainha » Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:14 pm

I like them both, however I prefer the American english because It's easier to learn and to hear.
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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby trungkienb » Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:39 am

SilverFish wrote:Sometimes,I wonder why most people think American English is better. Because the original English speakers are the British.


Well, you know what? 80% people who know english speak American English.
in fact, people who speak American english ( Americans) want to learn British English (accent, pronunciation...).
there are more than 3,000 words that are different between these languages.
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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby Bambang » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:41 pm

trungkienb wrote:Well, you know what? 80% people who know english speak American English.
in fact, people who speak American english ( Americans) want to learn British English (accent, pronunciation...).
there are more than 3,000 words that are different between these languages.


What are the most common words, please?
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