American/British English - Inglés americano e inglés británico

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Aparcamiento
¿Por qué no buscamos un aparcamiento y comemos?
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Car park (BrE), Parking lot (AmE)
Why don't we look for a car park/parking lot and have lunch?

Capó
Abre el capó. Tengo que revisar todo antes de irnos.
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Bonnet (BrE), hood (AmE)
Open up the bonnet/hood. I need to check everything before leaving.

Maletero
Creo que el maletero ya está lleno.
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Boot (BrE), trunk (AmE)
I think the boot/trunk is already full.

Gasolina
Deberíamos pararnos a echar gasolina.
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Petrol (BrE), gas (AmE)
We should stop and get some petrol/gas.

Camión
Me da miedo adelantar camiones
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Lorry (BrE), Truck (AmE)
I am afraid to overcome lorries/trucks.

Coche familiar
Cuando nazcan los gemelos necesitaremos un coche familiar.
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Estate car (BrE), station wagon (AmE)
When the twins are born, we will need to get an estate car/station wagon.

Piso
Creo que Timmy está pensando en alquilar su piso.
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flat (BrE), apartment (AmE)
I think Timmy is thinking of renting his flat/apartment.

Ascensor
No sé cómo puedes subir las escaleras hasta el 6º piso y no subir en ascensor.
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Lift (BrE), elevator (AmE)
I don't understand how you can go up the stairs up to the sixth floor and you can't go up on the lift/elevator.

Zapatillas de deporte
Los niños necesitan zapatillas de deporte nuevas.
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trainers (BrE), sneakers (AmE)
The kids need a new pair of trainers/sneakers

Sudadera
Si vamos a los acantilados de Moher deberías coger una sudadera, va a hacer frío.
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Jumper, pullover (BrE), sweater (AmE)
If we are going to the cliffs of Moher, you should take a jumper/sweater; it will be cold.

Tirantes
Mi hermano usó tirantes para la fiesta de los '20
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Braces (BrE), suspenders (AmE)
My brother wore braces/suspenders for the 20's theme party.

Metro
¿Has estado alguna vez en Londres? ¡Su metro es enorme!
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Underground (BrE), subway (AmE)
Have you ever been to London? Its underground/subway is huge!

Farmacia
El niño está enfermo. Tenemos que parar en una farmacia para comprar medicina.
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Chemist's (BrE), drugstore/pharmacy (AmE)
The kid's sick. We need to stop at a chemist's/pharmacy to buy some medicine.

Cabina telefónica
Ya nunca se ven cabinas telefónicas.
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Phone box (BrE), phone booth (AmE)
Phone boxes/phone booths are hardly ever seen nowadays.

Cola
He comprado entradas para el concierto de Beyoncé, pero sólo de pensar en la cola que habrá me apetece quedarme en casa.
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Queue (BrE), line (AmE)
I bought tickets for Beyoncé's concert, but if I think of the queue/line that is going to be there, I'd rather stay home.

Chuches, caramelos
A los niños les encantan las chuches.
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Sweets (BrE), candy (AmE)
Children love sweets/candies.

Algodón de azúcar
Siempre que voy a la feria me gusta comprar un algodón de azúcar.
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Candy floss (BrE), cotton candy (AmE)
When I go to the funfair I always get a candy floss/cotton candy.

Polo
Compraré un polo cuando el camión de los helados pase por aquí.
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Ice lolly (BrE), popsicle (AmE)
I'll by an ice lolly/popsicle when the icecream truck passes by.

Avión
Cuando vamos al aeropuerto a mi padre le encantar ver los aviones.
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Aeroplane (BrE), airplane (AmE)
When we go to the airport, my dad loves to see the aeroplanes/airplanes.

Cheque, factura
En vez de una transferencia, me dará un cheque.
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cheque (BrE), check (AmE)
Instead of a transfer, he will give me a cheque/check.

Gris
¿Te gustan estos cojines grises para el sofá?
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grey (BrE), gray (AmE)
Do you like these grey/gray cushiones for the sofa?

Pañal
Los bebés llevan pañales.
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nappy (BrE), diaper (AmE)
Babies wear nappies/diapers.

Chupete
El chupete ayuda a calmar a los niños.
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Dummy (BrE), pacifier (AmE)
Dummies/pacifiers help to soothe kids.

Baño
No me gusta ir a baño de un bar.
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Loo (BrE), restroom (AmE)
I don't like to go to the loo/restroom in a bar.

Televisión
¿Aún no te has comprado la tele de la que me hablaste?
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telly (BrE), television (AmE)
Haven't you bought the telly/television you told me about?

Bloque de pisos
Han hecho un nuevo bloque de pisos en el barrio.
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block of flats (BrE), apartment building (AmE)
A new block of flats/aparment building has been built in the neighbourhood.

Primera planta
La ropa de mujer está en la primera planta.
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First floor (BrE), second floor (AmE)
Women's clothes are on the first floor/second floor.

Planta baja
En la planta baja del nuevo centro comercial sólo hay bares.
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ground floor (BrE), first floor (AmE)
On the ground floor/first floor in the new shopping centre there are only bars.

Parabrisas
Tienes que limpiar el parabrisas, casi no se puede ver.
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windscreen (BrE), windshield (AmE)
You need to clean the windscreen/windshield, I can't almost see.

Intermitente
Siempre se te olvida encender el interminente al girar.
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indicator (BrE), blinker/turn signal (AmE)
You always forget to turn on the indicator/blinker when you're turning around.

Neumático
Tuve que cambiar los neumáticos antes de salir de casa.
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tyre (BrE), tire (AmE)
I had to change the tyres/tires before leaving home.

Patatas fritas
No te preocupes. Siempre sirven la hamburguesa con patatas fritas.
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chips (BrE), french fries (AmE)
Don't worry. Burgers are always served with chips.

Patatas (de paquete)
Las patatas de paquete que más me gustan son Tayto's
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Crisps (BrE), potato chips (AmE)
The crisps/potato chips I like the most are Tayto's.

Galleta
Mi hermano y yo hemos hecho galletas.
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Biscuit (BrE), cookie (AmE)
My brother and me baked biscuits/cookies.

Linterna
Si quieres explorar el bosque de noche, necesitarás una linterna.
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Torch (BrE), flashlight (AmE)
If you want to explore the forest at night, you'll need a torch/flashlight

Teléfono móvil
¿Sabías que en Europa se dice móvil y en América celular?
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Mobile phone (BrE), cell phone (AmE)
Did you know that in Europe people say mobile phone and in America people say cell phone?

Basura
Tommy, hay que sacar la basura.
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Rubbish (BrE), garbage/trash (AmE)
Tommy, rubbish/trash needs to be taken out.

Contenedor
¿Dónde está el contenedor?
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Bin (BrE), trash can (AmE)
Where's the bin/trash can?


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