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Is it hard for British to understand America?
They can be really hilarious trying to transpose live, up to the second, speech into written captions at the bottom of the screen. Most Americans do speak pretty similar, but there are some accents that are hard to understand. Americans have far less exposure to the accents of the British Isles.
Is British or American English more popular?
The Americans have replaced the Brits: US English more popular over the world. American English is more widely spoken across the world, according to the findings of a book titled The Fall of the Empire: The Americanization of English.
Is it hard to learn American accent?
Learning to speak with a standard neutral American accent is not easy but you can do it if you work hard on your pronunciation and practice a lot. Here are some useful tips that everyone born outside the USA should follow to sound more like a native speaker.
Why does American English sound so different from British English?
5 big reasons why US and UK English sound so different 1. American English is actually older 2. British English is more like French 3. American spelling was invented as a form of protest 4. American English likes to drop words completely 5. The two types of English have borrowed words from different languages Share this article
Do Americans and British people talk to each other similarly?
We may share a language but there’s nothing similar when it comes to hearing someone from the US speak to someone from the UK.
Why do Americans love croissants so much more than Brits?
Of course, Americans were already living their lives across the Atlantic and didn’t take part in this trend at all. This is why British English has more linguistic similarities to French than American English, and also explains our obsession with croissants.
Could America exist without the British?
It has a lot to do with the fact that we wouldn’t exist without the British – yet even though America has British origins, we couldn’t be more different. Native Brit Geoff Dyer hits the nail on the head in this exploratory editorial featured in the New York Times this week: