Learn English (British)

This helps you learn the pronunciation of mainstream English as spoken in Britain. Both voice artists you’ll hear have also worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation as either a TV presenter or as an actor. The language has its own identifiable accent and some unique words but is easily understood by speakers of other English dialects.

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Where Is It Spoken?

UK

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Fun facts about English (British)

The British are well-known for their ability to form an orderly queue which may be why the British phrase 'patience is a virtue' is well-known!

Common slang includes 'to feel gutted' (meaning to be devastated), 'to faff around' (to waste time doing little) and 'to whinge' (to complain in a whining way).

Unlike American English, British English uses the word 'pissed' to mean drunk - not angry - 'pants' to mean underpants - not trousers - and the storage compartment of a car is the 'boot' - not trunk.

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