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British or American English?

Shall we translate into American or British English? Meaning: Titles in capitals or not? Special vocabulary? ...

April 25, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

Either one should be fine. The site itself seems to be a bit 'US English' and 'Latin American Spanish' centered, though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angiedaytripper

I don't think it is a hard and fast rule in England. It would depend on the layout style of the magazine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/faelbarros

Only american (or british, I don't know wich) english uses capital letters in the titles? I was not aware of this difference!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TH1

I noticed this when I used "Petrol" and the suggested translation was "Gasoline" or "Gas". I think it would be nice if both were accepted but you could indicate which version you are writing in your profile or something.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/faelbarros

Ok! It makes sense to me, it's that way here in Brazil.

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