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Sep 15, 2018 12:40 English Japanese languages pants trousers
In British English, pants means 內褲.
In American English, pants means 褲子. (or maybe 長褲?)

I've heard an American say that they use "pants" rather than "trousers" because "trousers" sounds old-fashioned.
Is that true?
If customers tell a clerk in a clothes shop that they want to buy pants, will they be taken to the underwear corner or the trousers corner?

By the way, in Japanese, "pants" (パンツ) has two meanings: underwear and trousers.
When speaking Japanese, to avoid confusion, I prefer to use "ズボン" if I mean "trousers".
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