Useful vocabulary while traveling is essential. If I had ever gone to South America, I would be sure to brush up on my Spanish. Off the top of my head, I remember “Super Mercado” which means Super Market. Pretty easy, right?
However, in English….AUS/GB English is far different from America. When I first went to Australia on a working holiday visa, I remember seeing a “chemist.” I said, “damn, why do chemists have their own independent stores?” Well, the chemist is a pharmacy. They also call it a drug store. In America, we just say pharmacy.
Another example is “hair dresser.” That’s a “barber” in America. When I saw “hair dressers,” I said “they don’t cut men’s hair?”
Here are some useful vocabulary terms to help you out in case you do travel abroad.
Hair salon/ Hair Dresser
Package/Parcel (in relations to the post office)
Stationery store (I have not a clue)