PHRASAL VERBS – Travel & Tourism

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Hi, everyone!

Here is another post about phrasal verbs.

Phrasal verbs are idiomatic phrases consisting of a verb and another element, typically an adverb or a preposition, or a combination of both. They are widely used by native speakers of English so it’s a good idea to try to learn some of them.

We’ll see some of the basic phrasal verbs to describe Travel & Tourism in this post. I’m sure you’ve already heard some or maybe all of them and will be able to understand the meaning by the context, so here we go!

CHECK IN – to register at a hotel (fazer check-in, dar entrada)

What time may we check in to our hotel room?

CHECK OUT – to sign out at a hotel (fechar a conta)

At this hotel, you must check out by 11:00 am or you’ll have to pay for another day.

COME ACROSS  – to encounter by chance (deparar-se com, encontrar, topar com)

I came across an old friend during the trip.

COME FROM – to be born or raised in (vir de)

She comes from India.

DROP OFF – to take someone or something somewhere, to let out of a vehicle (deixar, largar)

I drop my husband off at work every morning.

GET AWAY – to go on holiday (escapar, ir de férias)

I have been working late all week and need to get away this weekend.

GET BACK – to return (voltar)

I visited my Aunt in Greece last year and I can’t wait to get back!

GET IN – to enter a vehicle (entrar)

I opened the car door and got in.

GET INTO – to enter a vehicle (entrar em)

Susan got into the taxi and asked the driver to take her home.

GET OFF – to leave a bus, train or plane (descer, sair de)

Here, it is common for passengers to thank the driver as they get off the bus.

GO AROUND – to see or visit places (andar por aí, dar uma volta, passear)

I want to go around the art galleries while I’m in London.

GO AWAY – to leave somewhere, to take a trip (sair de algum lugar, viajar)

Oliver is planning to go away this weekend.

HEAD FOR – to go towards, go to (dirigir-se a)

We decided to head for Miami.

MOVE ON – to continue a journey after stopping for a short time (seguir em frente, ir embora)

After three weeks in Japan, we decided to move on to Hong Kong.

SET OFF – to start a journey (sair, partir)

We’ll have to set off very early to avoid the rush-hour traffic.

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