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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
ENGLISH OR BRITISH?
Key
English refers to someone/something from England.
British refers to someone/something from Great Britain.

Many people use the terms 'British' and 'English' interchangeably, but Great Britain is made up of England together with Scotland and Wales. If you are referring to this larger entity (Great Britain), the word you should use is 'British'. Britons not from England (the Scots, the Welsh) resent being referred to as 'English'.

The United Kingdom, an even larger entity, comprises all of the above plus Northern Ireland, and people from there definitely resent being called 'English'!
English se refiere a alguien/algo de Inglaterra.
British se refiere a alguien/algo de Gran Bretaña.

Mucha gente usa los términos 'British' y 'English' indistintamente, pero Gran Bretaña está formada por Inglaterra junto con Escocia y Gales. Si estás haciendo referencia a esta entidad más grande (Great Britain), debes usar 'British'. A los británicos que no son de Inglaterra (los escoceses, los galeses) les molesta ser llamados 'English'.

El Reino Unido, una entidad aún más grande, comprender todo lo anterior más Irlanda del Norte, y a la gente de allí definitivamente les molesta que los llamen 'English'!
  • English
    She was born in England. She's English. She's British.

  • British
    She was born in Scotland. She's Scottish. She's British.
    She was born in Wales. She's Welsh. She's British.
    She was born in Northern Ireland. She's Northern Irish. She's British.

 

We thank Francis Dixon-Clarke (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) for his contribution.

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