Xin chào các học viên IELTS! Hôm nay, mentor của IPP sẽ cùng chia sẻ với các bạn những từ vựng rất hay về du lịch, trong đó có rất nhiều từ Japlish (tiếng Anh người Nhật) và Singlish (tiếng Anh người Singapore). Các từ Japlish hay Singlish này đều rất đặc biệt vì được chỉnh sửa một chút để phù hợp hơn với người địa phương. Bạn nào sắp đi du lịch Nhật Bản hoặc Singapore thì nhớ lưu bài viết này về nhé!
1. CA/ cabin attendant (Japlish) = flight attendant
2. mansion (Japlish) = normal apartment
When Japanese people say “I live in a mansion,” they do not mean they live in a huge, extravagant house. In Japan, “mansion” is used to describe a normal condominium, like an apartment.
3. beach sandal (Japlish) = flip flop
4. claim (Japlish) = A complaint
“I want to make a claim now!”
5. gasoline stand (Japlish) = gas station/petrol station
When you almost run out of gas in Japan, please ask Japanese people: Where is a gasoline stand?
6. jet coaster (Japlish) = roller coaster
7. live house (Japlish) = small concert venue
8. morning call (Japlish) = wake-up call
When you stay at a Japanese hotel, you can ask for a “morning call”, instead of a wake-up call
9. potato (Japlish) = French fries
When you go to McDonald’s in Japan, staff can’t understand “French fries”. You should say, “Potato please”.
10. recycle shop (Japlish) = secondhand store
If you want to buy something cheap, you should go to a recycle shop! If you say “secondhand store” in Japan, maybe they won’t understand…
11. service area (Japlish) = rest stop
When you drive on a Japanese highway, please use a “service area” if you are tired. You can rest and buy food in the “service area”.
12. super (Japlish) = Supermarket
If Japanese people say “please go to the super”, they want you to go to a supermarket.
13. Viking (Japlish) = buffet restaurant
14. Heck it (Singlish) = A phrase to show that you do not care anymore.
“Heck it la! I’m just going to confess to Sarah after our date tonight.”
15. chope seats (Singlish) = reserve seats
Usually used in coffee shop and hawkers before eating. It means to reserve seats. Putting a pack of tissue on the table is a common way to do so.
“It is lunch time, we’d better chope seats now.”
16. Couchsurfing: commonly used to describe the practice of moving from one friend’s house to the other often sleeping on the couch or floor while you were temporarily of no fixed abode
17. Staycation: A vacation that is spent at home enjoying time to relax and explore your local area.
18. Grey nomad: A grey nomad is a mature aged traveler with a keen sense of adventure who travels around a country staying in a campervan, caravan or tent for a reasonably long time.
19. Wayfarer: a person who travels from place to place, usually on foot.