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Learn British English

Learn British English with uTalk and you’ll be joining more than 350 million speakers around the world. The language has grown over 1,000+ years and includes influences from many dialects. This means lots of weird grammar and pronunciation, but don't worry: our fun games and native speakers make it simple to start talking confidently. §

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UK

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Fun facts about British English

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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