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Which English you prefer American or Britain English ?

American English
16
64%
Britain English
9
36%
 
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American or Britain English?

Post by BLACK DEATH » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:20 am

Hi everybody ,, I back with a poll ques.

which english you prefer American or Britain English and why?

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Post by MissLT » Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:30 am

It's hard to understand English people's accent to me.

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Post by Dixie » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:45 am

Although I love the British accent, sometimes it's hard for me to understand. I am used to American English.

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Post by ahmads » Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:06 am

I dislike the British accent,american is better than British..
British is hard to say and hard to listen

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Post by Pixie » Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:28 pm

Both are fairly easy to understand tbh.

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Post by phucauto3 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:27 pm

ahmads wrote:I dislike the British accent,american is better than British..
British is hard to say and hard to listen
yes ahmads, british is more difficult!
I've been learning toefl so I choose american!!

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Post by ahmads » Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:39 pm

yes...
special R letter and......

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Post by Krisi » Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:46 am

:) Hi! British and American English are both fine.
The difference is just in the accent. And the manner they express themselves. :roll: (this is my assessment) :arrow: American English is very casual and British English is very modest. They are both worth learning to. Fascinating, isn't it. :wink:

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Post by Melek » Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:43 am

krisi wrote::) Hi! British and American English are both fine.
The difference is just in the accent.
the difference is not only in accent,but in words also,in writing of the words..I also like american English,but we musnt forget that American English is based on British English..

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Post by sweets » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:14 am

for me american english is more easy to understand than brith one i really do not know how they pronounce the letters :shock:

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Post by Vega » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:36 am

Actually, I only write in English...and speak in my mind, don't even pronounce what I'm writing.:) because there's no one around here to talk in English.

As to accent, I think that AmEn is hard to understand to me.

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Post by jrkp » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:00 pm

I don´t have any preferences regarading which accent I like most. To me, it´s easier to understand American accent because I've been hearing since I was 14, considering that the cable company that I´ve got broadcast many, many american T.V programs. Also, almost all English courses that we can take here are designed by americans, and almost all the teachers we have go to america to brush up their English. To sum up, I'm more exposed to hear american than english accent.

However, I think that the barrier of accent can be knocked down if you're talking to a well educated person. No matter if you're having a conversation with an english or an american guy, If they have some education level, you won't have any problem to understand them.

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Post by chiemdu » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:14 am

i don't take any dislike at both of british and american accent, but i'd prefer to American one, because it's freer, sounding not too hard for me and also it's easier for me to say it !

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Post by Seafarer » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:44 am

As an accent British one is harder. That's why i prefer American English.Actually some people don't know what is American or British English is.Some of us pronounce British English words like we do in American English. I also do it!
However, i think i am better in understanding British accent...

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Post by mamuta » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:25 am

Xkalibur wrote:Actually, I only write in English...and speak in my mind, don't even pronounce what I'm writing.:) because there's no one around here to talk in English.

As to accent, I think that AmEn is hard to understand to me.
Just like me! And I prefer British English, too. For me AmEn is slapdash and messy. It's a suffering for me to hear Mr President of US...

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Post by Krisi » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:05 am

melek wrote:
krisi wrote::) Hi! British and American English are both fine.
The difference is just in the accent.
the difference is not only in accent,but in words also,in writing of the words..


8) ...correction acknowledged... :wink: (writing was out of my mind) Thanks.

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Post by southrnpride » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:06 am

Being a native American English speaker, I think they are equally challenging. If I were to go to England, I would have a very difficult time picking up on their slang and all my friends from certain parts of Britain have trouble understanding what I say sometimes.

It just depends on what sounds your native language has in common.

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Post by Oriani » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:09 pm

As I live in America ( continent, not the US) I speak American English. I have practiced British but I am a mess...Oh.. and I like British anyway.. Have you ever heard how Butler speaks?? It is very exotic for me listening to him... :oops:

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Post by southrnpride » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:43 pm

mamuta wrote:
Xkalibur wrote:Actually, I only write in English...and speak in my mind, don't even pronounce what I'm writing.:) because there's no one around here to talk in English.

As to accent, I think that AmEn is hard to understand to me.
Just like me! And I prefer British English, too. For me AmEn is slapdash and messy. It's a suffering for me to hear Mr President of US...
President Bush uses correct grammar in all of his speeches. I listen to all politicians to see if they can use English correctly.

Just because he has a southern accent doesn't make his English any less correct.

The only reason I'm calling you out on this is because people assume that I'm stupid and uneducated simply because I have a southern accent. This is certainly not the case and certain dialects of British English can be very "slapdash and messy".

British English is just different because unless someone is actually from Britain, I doubt they could differentiate.

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Re: American or Britain English?

Post by nightwish » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:48 pm

I prefer American English,
Ithink it's more easer than the british one.

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Re: American or Britain English?

Post by tron » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:12 am

American all the way, so I can understand the flicks!

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Re: American or Britain English?

Post by emilykorea » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:19 am

britain english definitely...since it's where american english came from...

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Re: American or Britain English?

Post by Annaa » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:39 am

I really don`t know,I like both.But in English course we`re learning British English.
If you don`t like me remember it's mind over matter..I don't mind and you don't matter..

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Re: American or Britain English?

Post by EricPine » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:38 am

I am learning english and it's difficult to me understand other accents because we are thaught USAmerican english, but other people that know english tells me that when you know it's better and easier to understand brittish...

And sometimes IT'S HARD TOO HARD to understand USAmerican accent

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