What’s the difference between ‘luggage’ and ‘suitcase’? Learn how they’re different here and how to use them. Check it out with this short video!

Hi, I’m Joel. In this video, I’m going to talk about the difference between “luggage” and “suitcase.”
All right.

So, during my time teaching English on Skype, I’ve noticed that many students get confused with
the words “luggage” and “suitcase.”

So, I will explain it in a very easy way right here.

Luggage is uncountable. So, we do not count luggage, as in, “I have three luggages.” That is incorrect, so
never say that.

You can say, “I have a lot of luggage.” Or, “He brought much luggage on the trip.”

Although, “much” doesn’t sound so natural here, “a lot” would sound better. “I don’t have any luggage.

This airline charges a lot for luggage.”

All right, so in all of those cases, we did not mention the quantity, the specific amount of bags, for
example. So, it’s uncountable.

Now, let’s move on to the word “suitcase.” The word “suitcase” is countable.

So, we can count the number of suitcases. “I have one suitcase. She brought five suitcases.”

And you can also use it with “a lot.” “They brought a lot of suitcases.” Or with “many.” “He brought many suitcases.”

So, that’s the main difference here, “luggage” is uncountable and “suitcase” is countable.

Make sure you don’t get these confused because you will not sound like a native speaker and you will not sound natural
if you get these confused.

The man thing to avoid is using “luggage” as a countable noun. If you do that, you will not sound very
natural.

All right, I hope this was helpful. Please subscribe for more videos.
Thanks.

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