British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated 1

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

Learn extensive list of 200+ differences between British and American English with pictures to expand your vocabulary.

American English is the form of English used in the United States. British English is the form of English used in the United Kingdom.

British and American English

British vs. American English: Clothes

  • Bonnet —–<>—– Hat
  • Bootlace, Shoelace —–<>—– Shoestring
  • Clothes peg —–<>—– Clothespin
  • Dressing Gown —–<>—– Bath Rope
  • Dungaress —–<>—– Overalls
  • Nappy —–<>—– Diaper
  • Underwear, Knickers —–<>—– Underwear, Panties
  • Plimsolls, Gym Shoes —–<>—– Gym Shoes
  • Polo Neck —–<>—– Turtle Neck
  • Pyjamas —–<>—– Pajamas
  • …..

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: Food & Kitchen

  • Aubergine —–<>—– Eggplant
  • Beetroot —–<>—– Beet
  • Biscuit —–<>—– Cookie
  • Black Treacle —–<>—– Molasses
  • Broad Bean —–<>—– Lima Bean
  • Chips —–<>—– French Fries
  • Cling Film —–<>—– Plastic Wrap
  • Cooker —–<>—– Range, Stove
  • Courgette —–<>—– Zucchini
  • Coriander—–<>—– Cilantro
  • Crisps —–<>—– (Potato) Chips

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British vs. American English: Transportation

  • A single ticket —–<>—– One way ticket
  • Aeroplane —–<>—– Airplane
  • Bonnet —–<>—– Hood
  • Boot —–<>—– Trunk
  • Crossroads —–<>—– Intersection, crossroads
  • Diversion —–<>—– Detour 
  • Driving Licence —–<>—– Driver’s License
  • Dual Carriageway —–<>—– Divided Highway
  • Estate car —–<>—– Station Wagon

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: Education

  • A Mark —–<>—–  A grade, Point
  • (Academic) Staff —–<>—– Faculty
  • Autumn Term —–<>—– Fall Semester
  • College High School —–<>—– High School
  • Exam —–<>—– Test
  • ….

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: Home and Building

  • Bath —–<>—– Bath Tub
  • Bin/ Dust Bin —–<>—– Trash Can
  • Block of Flats —–<>—– Apartment Building, Apartment House
  • Bungalow —–<>—– One Story House
  • Bureau De Change —–<>—– Currency Exchange
  • Chemist’s Shop —–<>—– Drugstore

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: Miscellaneous

  • Anti Clockwise  —–<>—– Counter-Clockwise
  • Autumn —–<>—– Fall
  • Car Boot Sale —–<>—– Garage Sale
  • Caretaker —–<>—– Janitor
  • Cashier —–<>—– Teller
  • Chap —–<>—– Guy
  • Dear —–<>—– Expensive
  • Draughts —–<>—– Checkers
  • Draw —–<>—– Tie
  • Mum, Mummy—–<>—– Mom, Mommy, Ma
  • Nil (Sport) —–<>—– Nothing, Zero
  • Noughts and Crosses —–<>—– Tic Tac Toe
  • Mate —–<>—– Buddy
  • A Full Stop —–<>—– A Period
  • An Exclamation Mark —–<>—– An Exclamation Point
  • Round Brackets —–<>—– Parentheses
  • Square Brackets —–<>—– Brackets
  • Curly Brackets —–<>—– Curly Braces
  • Cling Film —–<>—– Plastic Wrap
  • Dummy for Baby —–<>—– Pacifier
  • Sweets —–<>—– Candy
  • Rubbish —–<>—– Garbage (Trash)
  • Drawing-pin —–<>—– Thumb tack
  • Dustbin —–<>—– Trash can
  • Chemist’s —–<>—– Drugstore/ Pharmacy

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

British and American English: 200+ Differences Illustrated

200+ Differences between British and American English with pictures

British vs. American English | Video

6
Leave a Reply

avatar
5 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Jeff bridgesAden IssakGrace Alessandra Natasha Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Grace Alessandra Natasha
Guest
Grace Alessandra Natasha

I love for source of learning.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

Some of this is not so black and white as you are presenting it Technically in school Recess is where you get to maybe go outside and kick the soccer ball around or go to the gym and shoot a few hoops. Break is more like you get a chance to use the restroom drink some water and collect your thoughts. Recess is at least 20 minutes Break is 10-15 minutes. Tap and Faucet are both understood in the US Tap is used regionally in some places in others you never hear it In the kitchen pitcher and jug are… Read more »

Jeff bridges
Guest
Jeff bridges

Few things. A faucet is the device providing water, tap is providing drinkable water(or beer if you’re at the bar). But that said I’ve been all over the US, and while I’ve heard and used tap water I have never seen a kitchen faucet called a tap. Most notable is your statement on pitcher vs jug. A jug is a larger, normally glass, bottle. A pitcher is open topped and designed for pouring. Pitchers are for serving while jugs are designed for storing. Ain’t saying they can’t be used interchangeably, but they are normally not. It is like calling a… Read more »

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

Brilliant!

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

This article helped me so much with school! Thank you for making this! This also makes Harry Potter a lot easier to read.

Aden Issak
Guest
Aden Issak

Thank you. I really learned many words

Send this to a friend