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CUSTOMER vs. GUEST vs. PASSENGER   顧客 vs. 宿泊客 vs. 乗客


  • A customer is someone who buys goods or services from a store, restaurant, or other business.

    A guest is someone staying at a hotel.

    A passenger is someone who rides on a plane, train, taxi, etc. 
  • customer  は、商店やレストラン、その他、商品やサービスを提供するビジネスの客のことです。

    guest  は、ホテルに宿泊する客のことです。

    passenger  は、飛行機、電車、タクシーなどの乗りものに乗る客のことです。


  1. Business was good today. We had over fifty customers.
  2. (a waiter at a restaurant)
    The man at Table 3 is a regular customer. He always orders the bagel sandwich and a cappuccino.
  3. (a hotel manager)
    Most of our guests are traveling on business.
  4. All passengers for Albatross Airlines Flight 27 should proceed to Gate 6 for immediate boarding.

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