luggage, baggage

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luggage, baggage

What is the difference between them? Thanks a lot!
 

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Luggage - Baggage

Hi :wink:

luggage is used in British English,

baggage more in American English.

That's what wanted to add :oops: :)

Ulli
 

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Re: Luggage - Baggage

Ulli said:
Hi :wink:

luggage is used in British English,

baggage more in American English.

That's what wanted to add :oops: :)

Ulli

Baggage is also used in the sense of burden. She is his baggage - she depends on him, lives off him ....
 

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In British airports, you get your luggage from baggage reclaim.;-)
 

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We use both- baggage seems to be used more officially, in airports and the like. However, if talking about my suitcases, I'd call them luggage. ;-)
 

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Ulli said:
tdol said:
In British airports, you get your luggage from baggage reclaim.;-)

I wonder seriously what they are teaching in German schools :?: :roll:


Ulli :wink:

Hmm. I'd say, both are synonyms. Mind you, luggage does seem to be more European--and that men as well as children can also be called baggage. 8)
 

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Ulli said:
tdol said:
In British airports, you get your luggage from baggage reclaim.;-)

I wonder seriously what they are teaching in German schools :?: :roll:


Ulli :wink:

Hmm. I'd say, both are synonyms. Mind you, luggage does seem to be more European--and that men as well as children can also be called baggage. 8)

......that's the explanation 8)
 

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Re: Luggage - Baggage

Ulli said:
Hi :wink:

luggage is used in British English,

baggage more in American English.

That's what wanted to add :oops: :)

Ulli

Americans may use "baggage" more than the Brits, but we use "luggage" for suitcases more than "baggage." We also use "baggage" for people's personal problems. :wink:
 

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We use 'baggage' for personal problems and as an insulting term for a difficult woman. ;-)
 
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