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2021.04.06 22:54

I need to clear this up for anyone who wants to learn real English

. It is not correct to say, “I am going on holiday.” Holiday literally means “holy-day” and is reserved for a day of religious observance where people get the day off from work. A “vacation” is an extended period of time that someone takes off from their place of work.
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  • Warmi 2021.04.06 22:59

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    Gracias por la aclaración
  • Nora Cat 2021.04.06 23:05

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    I Learned it used for both 🤔!
  • .. 2021.04.06 23:08

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    What? "Going on holiday" means the same as going on a vacation, it's British English but I've heard it used here too.
  • Wendy 2021.04.06 23:09

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    @.. Yep, I was about to say that. I've heard the British say it...
  • Leonardo Munevar 2021.04.06 23:12

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    Also, Holiday here in Australia has the same meaning that vacation.
  • Nick M 2021.04.06 23:22

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    But I’m saying to you look up the etymology of the word and you will see that holiday means holy-day. One day.
  • Lore 2021.04.06 23:24

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    Thanks
  • Alex Duran 2021.04.06 23:37

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    Thanks, but still is very used by natives. Anyway, I will traje your recomendations
  • Nick M 2021.04.07 00:16

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    Everyone can speak however they want. Vacation and holiday are just simply not the same thing.
  • Nick M 2021.04.07 00:17

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    I understand that the British, the Australians, and possibly South Africans say it, but in the U.S., to go on vacation is different than having a holiday.
  • Leonardo Munevar 2021.04.07 01:30

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    @Nick M thanks about the explication I know what do you want to say, it’s so important to know the suitable words for talking in each country.
  • Magy G. 2021.04.07 01:37

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    Thank you , good information
  • Patty 2021.04.09 02:18

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    Hi nick! One 🙋🏽‍♀️ question, how do you use holiday?? Is it plural?? Or just holiday for one day or several as well?? In Spanish we use plural and singular thanks!
  • Nick M 2021.04.09 02:25

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    @Patty it can be singular or plural. For example, Monday is a holiday. That means we have off on Monday. Or I can say to you, “we have fifteen holidays per year at my job.” That means that you get 15 days off per year at your job.
  • Nafiseh 2021.04.12 10:03

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    It was an important point, thanks
  • rm 2021.04.15 12:20

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    Great 👌
  • mo 2021.08.29 18:08

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    I ll continue to call it 'Holiday' anyway, para mi, cada dia de vacacion es HOLY

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