Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Viaje


Today's WOTD is: "viaje" = trip/ journey

In Spanish, “viaje” is a masculine noun of Catalán origin, which means trip/ journey.

In Spanish, the noun “viaje” may also be used to refer to travel.

A related Spanish word is “viajero”*, which means traveller/ passenger.

Related Spanish action word/ verb is “viajar” (to travel).

Some commonly used expressions with the words “viaje”are:
  • Aprovechar el viaje (to make the most of/ to take advantage of the trip);
  • Apuntarse al viaje (to volunteer for a journey/ to join others on a trip);
  • Bolsa de viaje (travel bag);
  • Bolsa de viaje (financial help package to cover travel expenses);
  • ¡Buen viaje! (have a good trip!/ bon voyage!);
  • Cheque de viaje (traveller cheque);
  • Cheque de viajero (traveller cheque);
  • Cuaderno de viaje (travel journal/ log);
  • De viaje (away from home/ on holiday/ on vacation/ on a trip);
  • De un viaje (in one go);
  • Emprender un viaje (to set out on a journey/ to embark on a journey);
  • Estar de viaje (to be away from home/ on holiday/ on vacation/ on a trip);
  • Hacer los preparativos para un viaje (to make travel preparations);
  • Hacer un viaje (to go on a trip/ to go on a journey);
  • Hacer un viaje por... (to travel around...);
  • Horas de viaje (travel/ journey time);
  • Ir de viaje (to go on a trip/ tour);
  • Para ese viaje no hacen falta alforjas (colloquial expression: reply to a trivial/ superficial suggestion/ half-hearted help);
  • ¡Que tengas buen viaje! (have a good trip);
  • Viaje a caballo (journey on horseback);
  • Viaje a ninguna parte (travel to nowhere);
  • Viaje a pie (journey on foot);
  • Viaje a tu aire ('easy'/ flexible travel*);
  • Viaje al exterior (overseas trip/travel out of the country);
  • Viaje al interior de uno mismo (a trip to your inner self);
  • Viaje al pasado (journey to the past/ time travel/ travel back in time);
  • Viaje astral (astral travel);
  • Viaje de estudios (study trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de fin de carrera (graduation trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de fin de curso (end of study year/ class trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de fin de estudios (graduation trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de ida (one way trip/ journey);
  • Viaje de ida y vuelta (round trip journey);
  • Viaje de negocios (business trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de novios (honeymoon trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de placer (holiday/ vacation trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de trabajo (work/ business trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de vacaciones (holiday trip/ travel);
  • Viaje de vuelta (return leg of a journey/ trip);
  • Viaje en auto (car journey/ travel by car);
  • Viaje en autobús (bus journey/ travel by bus);
  • Viaje en avión (plane journey/ travel by air);
  • Viaje en bicicleta (bicycle journey/ travel by bicycle);
  • Viaje en barco (boat journey/ sailing/ travel by boat);
  • Viaje en bus (bus journey/ travel by bus);
  • Viaje en coche (car journey/ travel by car);
  • Viaje en diligencia (stagecoach journey/ travel by stagecoach);
  • Viaje en globo (hot air balloon journey/ travel by hot air balloon);
  • Viaje en moto (motorcycle journey/ travel by motorcycle);
  • Viaje en motocicleta (motorcycle journey/ travel by motorcycle);
  • Viaje en taxi (taxi journey/ travel by taxi);
  • Viaje en tren (train journey/ travel by train);
  • Viaje en yate (yacht/ sailing boat trip/ journey);
  • Viaje organizado (package holiday/ tour);
  • Viaje por motivos de... (travel due to...);
  • Viaje relámpago (quick trip);
  • Viaje sin returno (one way trip);

*NB Typically, a type of trip/ package holiday where you book airfares, airport transfers, accommodation and other activities... which you then schedule at your own pace.

Some examples of the use of the word "viaje" are:
  • Aprovechamos el viaje a Nueva York para hacer algunas compras (we took advantage of the trip to New York to do some shopping);
  • Vamos a Londres mañana, ¿te apuntas al viaje? (we are going to London tomorrow, would you like to come with us?);
  • Esa bolsa de viaje es de piel (that is a leather travel bag);
  • Existen bolsas de viaje para viajes programados por una O.N.G. (there are financial help packages for trips organised by an NGO*);
  • ¡Buen viaje, Peter! (have good trip, Peter!/ bon voyage, Peter!);
  • Se aceptan cheques de viaje (travellers cheques are accepted);
  • Se aceptan cheques de viajero (travellers cheques are accepted);
  • Pedro lo apuntaba todo en el cuaderno de viaje (Pedro used to log everything down in his travel journal);
  • Pedro está de viaje (Pedro is away from home/ on his travels);
  • Pedro va de viaje (Pedro is away from home/ on his travels);
  • Pedro anda de viaje (Pedro is away from home/ on his travels);
  • De un viaje dejamos la nevera sin cerveza (we emptied the fridge of beer in one go);
  • Al día siguiente, emprendimos el viaje (we set out on our journey the next day);
  • Tenemos que empezar a hacer los preparativos para ese viaje (we need to start making travel preparations for that journey);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje a caballo (we are going on a trip on horseback);
  • El viaje a ninguna parte es una película de Fernando Fernán Gómez (the voyage to nowhere is a film by Fernando Fernán Gómez);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje a pie (we are going on a trip on foot);
  • Ese viaje a tu aire parece interesante (that 'easy travel' package seems interesting);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje al exterior (we are going on an overseas trip);
  • Nos sugieren un viaje al interior de uno mismo (they suggest a trip to our inner self);
  • Prefiero no hacer muchos viajes al pasado (I prefer not to be constantly going back to the past);
  • ¿El sueño es un viaje astral? (is sleeping/ dreaming a form of astral travel?);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de estudios (we are going on a study trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de fin de carrera (we are going on a graduation trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de fin de curso (we are going on an end of class/ year trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de fin de estudios (we are going on a graduation trip);
  • Tengo el billete para el viaje de ida (I have the ticket for the journey there);
  • Tengo el billete para el viaje de ida y vuelta (I have the ticket for the return trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de negocios (we are going on a business trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de novios (we are going on a honeymoon trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de placer (we are going on a holiday/ vacation);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de trabajo (we are going on a work/ business trip);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje de vacaciones (we are going on a holiday trip);
  • Tengo el billete para el viaje de vuelta (I have the ticket for the return journey);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en auto (we are going on a car trip/ travelling by car);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en autobús (we are going on a bus trip/ travelling by bus);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en avión (we are going on a plane trip/ travelling by air);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en bicicleta (we are going on a bicycle trip/ travelling by bicycle);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en barco (we are going on a boat trip/ travelling by boat/sailing);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en bus (we are going on a bus trip/ travelling by bus);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en coche (we are going on a car trip/ travelling by car);
  • Hicieron el viaje en diligencia (they travelled by stagecoach);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en globo (we are going on a hot air balloon trip/ travelling by hot air balloon);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en moto (we are going on a motorcycle trip/ travelling by motorcycle);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en motocicleta (we are going on a motorcycle trip/ travelling by motorcycle);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en taxi (we are going on a taxi trip/ travelling by taxi);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en tren (we are going on a train trip/ travelling by train);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje en yate (we are going on a yacht trip/ travelling by yacht);
  • Vamos a hacer un viaje organizado (we are going on a package holiday);
  • Tengo que hacer ese viaje por motivos de salud (I have to make that journey for health reasons);
  • Hicimos un viaje por los Estados Unidos (we travelled around the USA);
  • ¡A eso se le llama un viaje relámpago! (that is what you call a quick trip!);
  • Ese es un viaje sin retorno (that is a one way journey);
  • Llevamos tres horas de viaje (we have been travelling for three hours);
  • ¡Para ese viaje no hacen falta alforjas, Pedro! (I could have easily guessed that, Pedro!);
*NB NGO = Non-Government Organisation

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "viaje" in the YouTube clip: El viaje. Antonio Orozco

For more on the word "viaje", visit: Wordreference.com/es/ Viaje*

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “viaje” in this link to hear the word pronounced.

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