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    Native English speakers and teachers!
    Would you please help me to know what a memory equipment which is connected with the USB port to my computer is called in English countries?
    We call it 'flash' or rarely 'cool-disk' (but it's not circle, it's in the size of a small eraser you put in your pocket to have information anywhere and to transfer them wherever happens)

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    Re: memory

    Thanks 5,
    Can we call it 'flash' to be short? Or it would be confusing?

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    Re: memory

    In the UK, we would say "flash-drive", but not just "flash".
    We use the term, "memory stick" too.

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    Re: memory

    I use "flash drive" and "pen drive" (shortened to "pen"). However, if I went into a computer shop to buy one, I would ask for a "memory stick".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: memory

    Flash drive, memory stick, thumb drive.

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    Re: memory

    'Thumb drive', 'pen drive' and 'pen' are all new to me. Mind you, that's not really surprising - I was still storing things on cassettes until my X81 finally gave up the ghost a couple of years ago.

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