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    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"?
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    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".

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