WOTW: hotel

| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |

triplo word of the week - hotel

 

今週の #WOTW は最後の「hotel」です。Since this word is used internationally, we all know what the noun means but, what about the verb? Yes, it is also a verb. Before the verb, though, let's have a look at the noun which, by the way, has a couple of meanings you might not know!

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- I have never stayed at/in a five-star hotel. (Abuilding where you pay to have a room to sleep in, and where you can sometimes eat meals.)

- Is breakfast included in/at that hotel? (See above.)

- This hotel is more expensive, but it's right on the beach. (See above.)

- I'll book/make a reservation at a hotel for the weekend. (See above.)

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In Australian English, a hotel can be a place to drink and have some simple dishes, very much like a pub:

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- Let's have a pint of down at the hotel, mate!

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And in Indian English, it might refer to a place to eat, a restaurant:

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- Are you hungry? Let's google a hotel near here.

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Now, time for the verb!

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- Welcome to the team. Until we get yours, you can hotel this or that desk. (To ask to use a desk in an office when you do not have a permanent desk there.)

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発音は/həʊˈtel/です。音節は3つじゃなくて、2つです。また来週!

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