Different words for the same meaning in American English and British English

Chinese meaning

American Enlglish

British English

百货公司

department store

store

别客气,不用谢1

You’re welcome

Not at all

别客气,不用谢2

Sure

Don’t mention it

长裤

pants

trousers

长途电话

long-distance call

trunk call

称呼朋友1

fellow

bloke

称呼朋友2

guys

chap

称呼朋友3

buddy

mate

出租车

cab

taxi

打电话

call

ring

大货车

truck

lorry

大衣,大氅

overcoat

great coat

地铁

subway

underground/Tube

电梯

elevator

lift

电影

movie

film

电影院

movie theatre

cinema

二楼

2nd floor

1st floor

废纸篓

wastebasket

wastepaper-basket

高速公路

freeway

motorway

公寓

apartment

flat

股票

stock

shares

罐头

can

tin

果冻

jelly

jam

航线

air-line

air-route

货摊

booth

stand

货物

freight

goods

货物运输

shipping

dispatch

简历

resume

Curriculum Vitae

节假日

vacation

holiday

垃圾

trash

rubbish

垃圾箱

ashcan

dustbin

旅行

trip

journey

毛衣

sweater

jumper

内裤

underwear

pants

汽车

automobile

motorcar

汽油

gasoline

petrol

秋天

fall

autumn

人行道

sidewalk

pavement

社论

editorial

leading article

生病

sick

ill

收音机

radio

wireless

手提包

purse

handbag

售后服务

customer service

after sales

水龙头

faucet

tap

糖果

candy

sweets

天线

antenna

aerial

停车场

parking lot

car park

投标

bid

tender

小麦

wheat

corn

行李

baggage

luggage

行李车

baggage car

luggage van

一楼

1st floor

ground floor

邮编

zip code

post code

邮寄

mail

post

有限责任公司

Inc.

Ltd.

玉米

corn

maize

炸薯条

fries

chips

展览会

trade show

fair

纸币

bankbill

banknote

总裁

President

Chairman

足球

soccer

football

 

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