British VS American English which is better?

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby tomnew » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:42 am

Yes, british is the original English speaker but I find slightly difference between the two. Accent, pronunciation and some spelling differ like summarise(GB English) - summarize(Am English). Both are better.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby behnam » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:46 am

Hi,

I personally prefer British Londoner accent. It sounds beautiful.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby keithsmith » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:32 am

American english is commonly used all over the world but in the other hand you are also right that the original speaker of english are British.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby mahgoub » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:15 am

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby AskSarah » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:45 pm

Neither is better, because language is just a bunch of sounds put together that some people thought would be good for communication purposes. :lol:

The average American cannot understand foreigners at all if they do not attempt to speak with a standard American accent like one you would hear in the Midwest, or even large parts of Canada. I struggle very hard understanding Asian ESL speakers who use the British accent for English, so if you're going to be working in the states or with mostly Americans, go with American teachers.

There are some accents of English emerging that are almost becoming their own language. Those are the types of English teachers I would stay away from, that are going to teach you such a highly unique style of English that only one or two regions would understand you (for example, Welsh valley accent, Geordie accent, certain Irish & Scottish accents). When I was learning Korean, I wanted to learn the Seoul dialect that millions of people would understand, not the Pusan dialect or the Gwangju dialect - just as an example {-:
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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby JJFGpuc » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:50 pm

I don't like to much British english, I always preffer American English. I think British it's too much polite, have other pronunciation and other words. When I heard a British people speaking, the first thing I imagine was a royal people, but when I heard an American didn't happend.
Also British is more easy for understand, they pronnunce better. It's like everyone everyone :)

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby JJFGpuc » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:15 am

I think the same as you Elba. British english have more pronunciation and stress syllables than American. At my school, they teached me British english and I didn't like to much. I prefer American. At university I take some subjects of American english and I like it.
When I heard british speakers I think in the royalty of England, and this is the reason because I prefer American English.

I'm from Chile, here whe have a very special type of spanish, we have lots of words wich you only understand if you are from Chile. But I love my country.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby Cecilia » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:16 am

I believe, that any of them are better than other, only are different dialect, but for me a English learner is easier to understand and speak American English, but in the other hand British English is more beautiful have a different sound that make it more interesting…

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby englishttw » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:50 am

I am English and I am going to say that both are equally good. They are just a little bit different. The most important thing is being clear and able to make yourself understood.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby Marunos » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:23 pm

englishttw wrote:I am English and I am going to say that both are equally good. They are just a little bit different. The most important thing is being clear and able to make yourself understood.


I agree. The most important thing is to understand each other :) But I prefer British maybe because of the accent :P

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby amylee » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:22 pm

Actually, I think American and British grammar are not that different. But most people prefer American English because it is more easy to speak. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_American_and_British_English

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby sylvia » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:44 pm

I absolutely hate American English, it seems its everywhere now and it simply drives me to distraction.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby skystar » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:51 am

All languages and dialects are good. We can't say any language or dislect is better than the other. It's the same about accents. So both American and British English are good and if you live in a country that English is not your first language you can choose between theses two because both of them are perfect.
British and American English mostly differ in pronunciation.Sometimes, they may have different words for expressing the same meaning and sometimes the same words are used to express different meanings in these two accents.

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Re: British VS American English which is better?

Postby mandrews » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:42 am

Hi,

American English has many expressions/ terms/ words and even sayings that are not used in British English and vice versa.
Regarding the accent differences; both the General American and Standard British accents can be understood by a wide variety of non native English speakers, since they are very 'clear' (meaning they are devoid of various local accent influences and are therefore kept 'general'), so that anyone who speaks English with either one of those accents would have a 'non specific' geographical origin (ie, it would be hard to tell where that person is from)- other than that they have a 'general' American or a 'general/standard' British accent.

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