Alex (electricdruid) wrote in linguaphiles,

Tourism vs. Travel

This was supposed to be a thought-experiment in class for those of us who spoke a second language, but I thought since I've got this wonderful community at my fingertips, why not extend the question to you guys?

In whatever languages you are familiar with, are the words for tourist and traveler the same, or different? Or do one or both of these terms/ideas not exist at all? How do the connotations and feelings associated with the two ideas differ (one negative, one positive; both neutral, etc.)?

You get the picture, I think. Let me know if I've worded it in too confusing a manner.

This should be fun! TIA!
Tags: howdoyousay, multiple languages

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