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英语差异的问题 (American English vs British English - differences?)
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miraclee
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Apr 26, 2007

以前做的项目都是英国人写的,最近做了几个美国的单子,感觉美国英语与英国英语有些区别,好像是语法习惯,具体也说不太清,请熟悉的朋友谈谈不同国家的英语习惯好吗?


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isahuang
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vocab Apr 26, 2007

miraclee wrote:

以前做的项目都是英国人写的,最近做了几个美国的单子,感觉美国英语与英国英语有些区别,好像是语法习惯,具体也说不太清,请熟悉的朋友谈谈不同国家的英语习惯好吗?


My Chinese input is not working today. so I have to write in English. BE and AE use different vocabularies a lot of time. Also I think the writing style is a little different. BE tend to be more formal. I think AE is easier to read.

[Edited at 2007-04-27 00:48]


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Zhoudan  Identity Verified
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我更喜欢翻美国人写的东西 Apr 27, 2007

用词干净简练,容易看懂。

Tingting Huang wrote:

I think AE is user to read.


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Jianjun Zhang  Identity Verified
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两者兼得 Apr 27, 2007

二十多年前,我学《Follow Me》是英式英语,发音也完全英国化。后来常听《维欧埃》英文台的节目,觉得美音好听,尤其是那句 This is the Voice of America...,模仿了良久,后完全改美式发音。今天在北外,套个学位耍耍,发现又是英式,Okie Dokie,反正都是英文,不拘哪种,统统学啦!

四年前给学生上课,也给徒儿们这样讲。后来一节课全改英音,下课后,同学哀求,请返回美音吧,不然听不懂啦。:D...


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transliteration Apr 27, 2007

Jianjun Zhang wrote:

《维欧埃》英文台的节目,


Love this transliteration. A few days ago, I did a transliteration for a client to help their employees to say "Please wait for a moment, I will get an interpreter on the line" in Chinese. The employees never learned Chinese, so I had to make it really simple and effective. My transliteration: ching deng e shia, wow jaw fan e


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miraclee
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我比较喜欢英国英语 Apr 27, 2007

对于英语文章,我比较喜欢英式,觉得比较规范,容易看懂。英音、美音没什么偏好,voa BBC 都听 :)

[Edited at 2007-04-27 13:13]


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Kevin Zhang
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还是比较习惯美式 May 30, 2007

可能是美国娱乐业比较发达的原因吧,一直都接触美式英语多一些.
24刚刚追完了第6季,Prison Break也追了两季,还有Lost\4400\hero等等.最近比较期待Transformers,童年的最爱啊.希望真人版不要让人失望.

至于区别,在体育方面我倒是发现一个小区别.
在书面表示中:
NBA,一般是主场在后,客场在前.
比如明早的UTA vs SAS.(一般解释为UTA@SAS)
是马刺主场.

而在英国,乃至欧洲,则正好相反.
比如上月末的Man Utd vs AC Milan
是MU打主场.

另外,个人最熟悉的还是singlish.大学四年,练就了一口纯正的singlish,呵呵.



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Wilman  Identity Verified
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Spelling May 30, 2007

American English and British English also spell the same word differenly sometimes, especially the 'ze' and 'se' words. Examples: AE: specialize, BE: specialise; AE: check, BE: cheque; AE: racket, BE: racquet etc.

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Jing Nie
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同感 May 31, 2007

翻译过英国人写的论文与美国人写的论文,感觉英国人写的句子长度是美国人的两倍。读起来比较难受,我就在翻译时,边看边加在原文里加上逗号断句。否则有时一句话要读很多遍。
Zhoudan wrote:

用词干净简练,容易看懂。

Tingting Huang wrote:

I think AE is user to read.


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