What is the difference between US & UK english.Which one do we indians speak?

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  • Lem
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    There are differences in spelling, pronounciation and idioms between the two.

    for example:

    Spelling:

    (UK) Colour

    (US) Color

    Pronounciation: Vitamin

    (UK) vit-a-min

    (US) veye-tah-min

    Idioms:

    (UK) Burst crackers

    (US) Set off fireworks

    Most of the Indians (from India) I've worked with speak the UK (admittedly the original) variant. Probably because of the influence of the UK in India for so many years.

    Even so there are further influences on pronounciation caused by the other local languages (there are a lot of them) so even among people from India there is a wide variety in cadence inflection and pronounciation.

    Additionally people who live/work/go to school abroad or deal with people from other countries may be influenced to modify their mode of speaking in order to more easily communicate with those people.

    Even though the modes are different, people can usually understand each other once they figure out what's going on with the pronounciation if you speak slowly and give the other person a chance to figure out the inflection, pronounciation etc. Sometimes you may have to reword something to avoid an unfamiliar idiom - but in the end it is the same language and communication is possible with a little effort.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Indians speak Uk English of course. India was occupied by the British. You must have short memories.

  • 1 decade ago

    The biggest difference is in pronunciation. In the US we use the same words often pronounced and sometimes spelled differently. For instance color is colour in Brittain, strips of US bacon become rashers in the UK. There are regional differences for all English speakers, but in India, you speak the "Queens\'s English" or Brittish English. In the US, we have fish and french fries, while Brits get fish and chips. Chips in the US are the same as crisps in the UK.

  • 1 decade ago

    We Indians speak a mixed version of both US and UK english. I t just depends upon the education...

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  • marie
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Americans have our own way of phrasing things. Most Indians I know use proper British English.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    UK says bloody

    We say f**k

    Indians not sure of.

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