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在英文中,holiday 和 vacation 都與“假期”有關,但它們在英式英文和美式英文中的用法有所不同。

“假期”在美式英文中的表達

在美式英語中,holiday 通常用來指節日或公共假期。而 vacation 則更加常見,專指個人的休假。

Many people travel during the Christmas holiday.許多人在聖誕節假期旅行。
I took a two-week vacation to Hawaii. 我去夏威夷度了兩週的假。

“假期”在英式英文中的表達

在英式英文中,holiday 這個詞範圍更廣,不僅包括公共假期或正式的假日,也用來指個人的休假。

We are going on holiday to Spain this summer. 我們今年夏天要去西班牙度假。
The office will be closed for the Christmas holidays.辦公室在聖誕節假期將會關閉。

holiday 和 vacation – 練習題

以下為美式英文的情境下

1. Many Americans travel to see their families during the Thanksgiving .

2. She's planning a beach for next summer.

3. Independence Day is a significant in the United States.

4. We're taking a two-week to Europe.

5. The office is usually decorated for the Christmas .

6. I need a to relax and unwind.


 

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