554 – Big vs. Large

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better.

What’s the difference between big and large? This is a question that my students often ask. Big and large are very similar in meaning but the way that we use these words is different. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to have a look at how to use big and large in everyday English conversation. Ok, let’s get into it.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • He lives in a big apartment.
  • He lives in a large apartment.
  • Brooklyn is a big area of the city.
  • Brooklyn is a large area of the city.
  • Kim is Bob’s big sister.
  • Tommy is 5 years old now. He’s such a big boy!
  • My big brother lives in Texas.
  • Buying a house is a big decision.
  • Jack said that graduating from law school was the biggest thing in his life.
  • Paris is a big fashion Mecca.
  • There was a big earthquake in California last week.
  • Fred is the big boss of his company.
  • Sony is a big player in the entertainment industry.
  • Paul is a big football fan.
  • I’m a big fan of history.
  • Jenny is a big drinker.
  • A large amount of our customers are in Europe.
  • I believe that a large percentage of that country’s population live in just three major cities.
  • That wine case can hold a large number of bottles.
  • These sweaters come in small, medium, large and extra large.
  • The IT guy is the large gentleman over there wearing a T-Shirt.
  • I’m not usually a large, but the large T-shirt fits better than the medium one.

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