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British or American English?

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

6 years ago

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

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angiedaytripper

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

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angiedaytripper

I am English and I find if I translate passages into English English I quite often get a lower mark for translation but I don't really mind. I think you just do what is useful for you. Sometimes the exercises need the American translation.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/faelbarros

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

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/faelbarros

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

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClassicBookworm

I was just wondering this myself. I think it may need to be established because it can make a big difference. For instance there are all those articles about football... or is it soccer? I know there is such a thing as international English, but I'm not sure what that means. Perhaps we should use Canadian English, which is middle-of-the-road when it comes to British vs American usage! (Yes, I am Canadian :) )

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

6 years ago