Holidays not holiday - expressed as plural in some English speaking countries

KylieC1Kwiziq community member

Holidays not holiday - expressed as plural in some English speaking countries

Hi

I would say "I'm going on holidays" plural in English. It might be regional, I'm Australian and have lived in London for 20 years. I think it could be used singular or plural.

I've been a bit confused because I would put it the same way as in Spanish. I've got a lot wrong thinking it was different. Could It be explained some non-US English call it holidays plural too. Are there any others that found this confusing?

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Kylie

In Australia you may use it in the singular or plural form, you're right. We used the most general translation and usage of this word in English in general; the important thing to highlight here I think is that in Spanish it's always used in the plural "vacaciones" (not vacación). 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Holidays not holiday - expressed as plural in some English speaking countries

Hi

I would say "I'm going on holidays" plural in English. It might be regional, I'm Australian and have lived in London for 20 years. I think it could be used singular or plural.

I've been a bit confused because I would put it the same way as in Spanish. I've got a lot wrong thinking it was different. Could It be explained some non-US English call it holidays plural too. Are there any others that found this confusing?

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