Different spellings in American English & British English

  • silent “-me” and “-ue” in British English

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

公斤

kilogram

kilogramme

方案

program

programme

目录

catalog

catalogue

对话

dialog

dialogue

序言

prolog

prologue

  • Silent ‘u”  in British English

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

热情

ardor

ardour

行为

behavior

behaviour

颜色

color

colour

特别喜欢的

favorite

favourite

风味

flavor

flavour

荣誉

honor

honour

劳动

labor

labour

  •  same pronunciation but different spellings “-er” and “-re”

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

中心

center

centre

纤维

fiber

fibre

公尺

meter

metre

剧场

theater

theatre

  •  different spellings”-ence” and “- ense”

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

防御

defense

defence

犯法行为

offense

offence

执照

license

licence

托词

pretense

pretence

  • different spellings “-ise” and “-ize”

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

批评

criticize

criticise

组织

organize

organise

实现

realize

realise

辨认

recognize

recognise

使标准化

standardize

standardise

分析

analyze

analyse

  •  different spellings “-ll-” and “-l-“

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

地方议员

councilor

councillor

顾问

counselor

counsellor

珠宝商

jeweler

jeweller

奇异的

marvelous

marvellous

包裹

parceled

parcelled

旅行

traveling

travelling

  •  same pronunciation but different spellings “- xion” and “-ction”

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

联系

connection

connexion

反射

reflection

reflexion

弯曲

inflection

inflexion

  • others

Chinese meaning

American English

British English

永世

eon

aeon

审美的

esthetic

aesthetic

怀疑论者

skeptic

sceptic

妈妈

mummy

mommy

支票

check

cheque

监狱

jail

gaol

路边的镶边石

curb

kurb

小胡子

mustache

moustache

plow

plough

睡衣裤

pajamas

pyjamas

冰箱

refridgerator

fridge

 

 

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