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“Dialog” or “Dialogue”


Dialog and dialogue are both English terms.


Dialog is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while dialogue is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
dialog 30 33 10 21 28 29 17 32 35 18 17 0
dialogue 70 67 90 79 72 71 83 68 65 82 83 100

  • In the United States, there is a 70 to 30 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In India, there is a 90 to 10 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In the Philippines, there is a 79 to 21 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Canada, there is a 72 to 28 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Australia, there is a 71 to 29 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Liberia, there is a 83 to 17 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Ireland, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 65 to 35 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Jamaica, there is a 82 to 18 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a 83 to 17 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".
  • In Guyana, there is a 100 to 0 preference for "dialogue" over "dialog".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use dialog or dialogue with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “dialog”

  • In the dialog she scoffs at the compliments
  • sings most of "The Gambler's" dialog, then falls asleep just as
  • Rome, where he wrote movie dialog anonymously to circumvent the racial
  • needs by means of a dialog with others.
  • text is presented in a dialog box on the lower portion
  • video "Why" which is a dialog between humans and Mother Earth.
  • has also tried to create dialog by bringing issues forward creatively,
  • series positive reviews stating that dialog was "pretty light and easygoing"
  • basic graphical user interface message dialog through CFUserNotification.
  • the necessary command, producing a dialog where the user selects further

Examples of “dialogue”

  • Melian Dialogue
  • Dialogue and the proactive defence of
  • to use quotation dashes for dialogue, as well as within quotations
  • and De vita beata, a dialogue on the religious life that
  • Khánh, and come up with dialogue that they had to perform
  • Julius Agricola), Dialogus de Oratoribus (Dialogue on Oratory).
  • of the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee.
  • all the scenes with full dialogue and costumes.
  • 4,214 minutes of special effects, dialogue, and other scenes.
  • everyone involved is that democratic dialogue is needed to resolve the

(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)

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