Učenje angleščine je pogosto povezano z dvomom, katero besedo uporabiti. 

Which sentence is written in American English (AmE) and which in British English (BrE)?

1. My mom and I went to the city center to get some French fries for dinner.

2. My mum and I went to the city centre to get some chips for dinner.

AmE: My mom and I went to the city center to get some French fries for dinner.

BrE: My mum and I went to the city centre to get some chips for dinner.

BrE and AmE differ not only in pronunciation and accent, but also in vocabulary and spelling.

Spelling differences

1. Some nouns that end in tre in BrE end in ter in AmE.

BrE – centre, theatre, litre

AmE – center, theater, liter

2. Some nouns that end in our in BrE end in -or in AmE.

BrE – colour, labour, flavour, humour, neighbour

AmE – color, labor ,flavor, humor, neighbor

3. Some nouns that end in -ogue in BrE end in -og in AmE.

BrE catalogue, dialogue

AmEcatalog, dialog

4. Verbs in BrE can be spelled with either -ize or -ise, whereas in AmE they are always spelled with -ize.

BrE – aplogise, organise, recognise

AmEapologize, organize, recognize

5. In BrE final –l is doubled in stressed syllables.

BrE – travelled, travelling, traveller

AmEtraveled, traveling, traveler         

6. BrE words that are spelled with the double vowels ae oroe are spelled with an e in AmE.

BrE – manoeuvre, paediatric

AmE – maneuver, pediatric

7. Some nouns that end in -ence in BrE are spelled -ense in AmE.

BrE – offence, licence

AmE – offense, license

Different vocabulary

Many words are completely different.

BrE AmE
biscuits cookies
to queue to wait in line/to line up
petrol station gas station
pavement sidewalk
loo/lavatory/bathroom restroom
autumn fall
lorry truck
chips French fries
crisps potato chips
tube/underground subway
crossroads intersection
holiday vacation
lift elevator
motorway freeway/highway
post mail
single ticket one-way ticket

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