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AMERICAN ENGLISH AND BRITISH ENGLISH

22 November 2008

Bicara dalam Bahasa Inggris adalah hal yang menyenangkan. Apalagi jika kita mengenal style Bahasa Inggris. Sejauh dari apa yang saya tahu, ada dua style Bahasa Inggris, yaitu American Style dan British Style. Kedua style tersebut sangat berbeda. American English cenderung vulgar, banyaknya slang dan gaya bicara yang ringan mengalir. Sedangkan British, cenderung mewah dan terkesan luxury, elegant dan wah…

 

Bagaimana sih kita mengindikasikan mana American English dan mana British English dalam film yang sering kita tonton di layer TV? Ada satu cara mudah saya kira. Jika anda lihat pilem perang, dengan pasukan yang gaya bicaranya ‘sak karepe dewe’, itulah American English. Lihat aja contohnya di pilem Rambo, ato Armageddon. Sedang yang British, anda bisa lihat di pilemnya Harry Potter. Nah, ngomongnya berat dan sulit kan? Tapi enak buat didengar. Itulah British English.

 

Kalau begitu, English mana yang kita pake? Kalo anda masih dalam taraf awal belajar English, pake saja American. Lebih mudah dan enak ngomongnya. Kalau dirasa sudah ketingkat yang bisa dikata lumaya, baru anda bisa coba yang British. Okay, met belajar aja…

 

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2 Comments
  1. Anonymous permalink

    Not really,
    NO matter what kind of style between American or British style that we use. It’s about which one is more valuable to use in a world wide. We can’t refuse that American English is more familiar to use in formal and informal cases widely. If you are the student of ENGLISH Department then you’ll figure out that the Native Speaker from the UK try to addapt their behaviour of speaking into “general pronunciation” which is more close to American English. Yes, we didn’t get many influence of Brit style. But I thought that it sucks to speak like British man. If you are British man who is travelling into USA, and you’re not gonna change your British dialogue, then probably many peoples will humaliate you with this words,”Where did you learn English?”. What do you feel if it happen to you? Still don’t wanna change your “bad habit?”. Don’t be mad, it just a comment.

  2. Anonymous permalink

    Either Standard British English or Standard American English are both well accepted. You can which suits you best, but unfortunately none of Indonesian people can be pure British or American, so?? …enjoy aja lah😀

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