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Soy Britanico or Soy Ingles

While looking up the Spanish word for British I came across someone's comment that Britanico and Ingles basically mean the same thing.

To Brits and especially Scots, there is a great difference but is there any point in using Britanico if the Spanish language and people consider it the same.

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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It would probably be the same as using the two terms in an English speaking place where they don't distinguish between them. For instance, You could probably explain the difference to an American. I don't know if it would be worth it though.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

británico = British inglés = English (language and general nationality) escocés = Scottish

If you are specifically referring to something British, it makes sense to use británico, and if you're referring specifically to something English, it makes sense to use inglés.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_JavierP_
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Británico = Persona de Gran Bretaña

Inglés = Persona de Inglaterra

Quienes piensan que son la misma cosa son unos ignorantes =)

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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An English will be from England while a British will be from UK which comprises of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maltu
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I think most Brits would say their actual nationality, e.g. Scottish, Welsh, English, apart from when completing official documents. I don't think anyone from the other nationalities would ever want to be considered English. I have Cornish friends who aren't keen on it............ This is just my opinion, others may have different experiences.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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If people thinks it is the same you must teach them that it is not :). I think it is a very common mistake in all countries, except from Engl... oops, I mean Great Britain of course.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scarcerer
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This is kind of related. Do the Dutch care whether people use the Netherlands or Holland?

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Reply3 years ago

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I suspect Europeans will know the difference as it is closer to home. In the Americas, well, the UK is far away and not as important as we like to think we are. After all the USA gets refered to as America to the disgust no doubt of the South, that is much the same.

Soy britanica y soy inglesa.

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Reply3 years ago