American Words Versus Words Used in the United Kingdom

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US words                                                                           UK words

1.            airplane –  a powered fixed-wing aircraft –  aeroplane – repülőgép

2.            backhoe – a piece of excavating equipment – digger, excavator – markoló

3.            bedroom community – a commuter town or suburb-  dormitory town – alvóváros

4.            boardwalk – a walkway usually made of planking, typically along a beach – promenade – sétány

5.            bookmobile – a large vehicle housing a mobile lending library –  mobile library – mozgókönyvtár

6.            breadbox –  a box for keeping bread – bread bin – kenyértartó

7.            broil  – to cook food with high heat applied directly to the food from above – grill – grillezni

8.            cellphone –  a portable telephone – mobile phone – mobiltelefon

9.            charge account – account in a store or shop – credit account – hitelbe/későbbi fizetésssel vásárlás

10.          cotton candy – spun sugar often sold at fairs – candy floss – vattacukor

11.          coveralls –  a one-piece outer protective garment –  overall, boiler suit – kezeslábas, overál

12.          cremains –  the remains of a dead body after cremation – remains, ashes – hamvak

13.          dishrag –  a cloth for washing dishes – dishcloth – mosogatórongy

14.          dishwashing liquid – a liquid soap used for washing dishes – washing-up liquid – mosogatószer

15.          district attorney – state or city public prosecutor –  Crown Prosecutor – kerületi ügyész

16.          divided highway – a road with a highway median/central reservation – dual carriageway – kétsávos út

17.          downspout – pipe for carrying rainwater from a gutter to the ground – drainpipe – ereszcsatorna

18.          driver license – driver’s license – driving licence – jogosítvány

19.          drugstore – a pharmacy, or a store selling candy, magazines, along with medicine – chemist – drogéria

20.          elevator – a device that moves up and down, carrying people or goods –  lift – lift

21.          emergency brake – brake in motor vehicle operated by a lever  –  handbrake – kézifék

22.          eminent domain – the government’s right to take private property for public use – compulsory purchase – állami kisajátítási jog

23.          expressway –  a type of limited-access road?? –               motorway – autópálya

24.          flashlight – portable battery-powered electric lamp – torch – zseblámpa

25.          French press –   Device for making coffee – cafetière – kávégép

26.          freshman – a first-year student in college or high school – fresher – elsőéves hallgató

27.          hickey –                a bruise on one’s skin resulting from kissing or sucking – love bite – kiszívás

28.          hood – engine compartment cover of front-engine automobile –            bonnet – motorháztető

29.          howdy -(short for how do you do) casual greeting that originated in the Southern States.         How do? – Hogy s mint?

30.          layer cake – a cake of two or more layers with jam, cream, or icing between – sandwich or sandwich cake – rétegelt torta

31.          license plate – vehicle registration plate – number plate – rendszámtábla

32.          lumber – wood used for commercial purposes –               timber – faanyag

33.          mail carrier – a person who delivers mail – letter carrier,  postman, postwoman – postás

34.          mom-and-pop – single-family operated small business –  family business – családi vállalkozás

35.          off-the-rack – clothes bought straight from a store – off-the-peg – készruha

36.          paper route – a regular series of newspaper deliveries –  paper round – újságkézbesítés

37.          parking lot – an area for the parking of automobiles –  car park – parkoló

38.          scuttlebutt – gossip, rumor – rumour – rémhír, kacsa

39.          sneaker – a form of footwear, also called tennis shoe or “gym shoe” – trainer, plimsoll – sportcipő

40.          upscale – relating to goods targeted at high-income consumers – upmarket – gazdagoknak való

source: englishconversations.net

Can you find the UK equivalent of the US words?

1. mom-and-pop

a. digger

2. expressway

b. timber

3. eminent domain

c. lift

4. bookmobile

d. family business

5. backhoe

e. rumour

6. downspout

f. torch

7. mail carrier

g. trainer

8. scuttlebutt

h. mobile library

9. sneaker

i. postman

10. lumber

j. drainpipe

11. flashlight

k. motorway

12. elevator

l. compulsory purchase

 

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