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Learn American English

This is the dialect of English which will help you get speaking to locals in their native accents! English is spoken differently across the world with local versions adapting accents, spelling and vocabulary. You’ll be understood anywhere English is spoken, no matter which version you learn. Here’s something else to smile about: the word 'happy' is used three times more often in English than 'sad'.§

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Where Is It Spoken?

United States

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Number Of Speakers

225,000,000

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Germanic

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Fun facts about American English

Apple pie, baseball and hot dogs are all words seen as quintessentially American. There's even a phrase 'as American as apple pie'.

Spanish is the second largest language spoken in the US and Spanish loan words include rodeo, canyon and patio.

American English uses a lot of very old English words which are no longer current in the UK such as 'eyeglasses', 'trash' and 'diapers'.

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