Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Sep 2010
    • Posts: 3,466
    • Post Thanks / Like

    belch or burp???

    "We were swallowing beer by the can and trying to see who can belch louder."


    "I'm having a burp coming up."

    Does it have the same meaning? Are these words synonyms?

    Can we say for a beer especially the bad one "belch"?
    Last edited by ostap77; 23-Dec-2010 at 22:57.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Feb 2005
    • Posts: 2,585
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: belch or burp???

    "Burp" imitates the noise, and is mostly informal; "belch" describes the action, and can be used in formal or informal contexts.

    Try: "...and trying to see who could belch the loudest".

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. burp
    By jamilakn in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2008, 19:31
  2. Belch the alphabets
    By jycrei in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2007, 20:37


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts