Vocabs #3: Positive words to describe places

Here below are new words this week. “Positive Words to describe places”. It comes with video which will help you with pronunciation and expression to use them in communication context. Hope you can find this useful for yourself.

  1. Picturesque /ˌpɪktʃəˈrɛsk/

  • (Of a place or building) visually attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way
  • Đẹp như tranh, đẹp lộng lẫy, ấn tượng


  • Hey, why do you always wanna go to London, like everytime we plan a trip, London was always your first pick?
  • I don’t know, I just love it although I’ve never been there before. Ok I know it might sound ridiculous but when I was a kid, I watched a movie named The Parent Trap, you know that movie? Yeah and I was very impressed about the picturesque beauty of the city, you know, all the Big Ben tower, Thames River, I love such type of ancient and classical architecture like that which makes me feel like I lost in a fairy tale. Besides, maybe you do not know this but I picked my English name from that movie, from a little girl who lives in London, Annie so it means a lot to me. But anyway, you guys will never go for it, I know how much allergic Emma is to British Accent so forget it. Why’d you even ask?


  1. Serene /sɪˈriːn/

  • Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil
  • Thanh bình, yên tĩnh

Example: “Nothing, just wanna know. So you’re telling me that you wanted to travel to a serene place, you know, calm, peaceful. Come on, we can go to my hometown, you will be surrounded by picturesque countryside oh and there’s many very ancient designed houses there, very very old. You can feel like you lost in a fairy tale as well but in Vietnamese version. You like that?”

  1. Vibrant /ˈvʌɪbr(ə)nt/ = lively = bustling

  • Full of energy and life
  • Đầy sức sống

Example: “Seriously, Oh I can’t not believe I’m having this conversation with you. And for your record, London might look calm but it’s actually a very vibrant city, especially at night time. It can flexibly take off its classical coat to become a contemporary girl at night. Don’t just a book by its cover. That’s right, I know some stuff”

  1. Charming /ˈtʃɑːmɪŋ/

  • Very pleasant or attractive
  • Duyên dáng, yêu kiều

Example: “I didn’t judge anything. I’m just kidding, ok? I’m just not so into London that much. I’ve been there before, once. I cannot say that it’s not charming, especially with its pleasant climate surrounding all those attractive historic building as you said, but it’s more like boring charming. If you know what I mean. It’s not entertaining”


  1. Cosmopolitan /ˌkɒzməˈpɒlɪt(ə)n/

  • Somewhere with a rich and varied mix of cultures and languages
  • Đa văn hóa, nhộn nhịp


  • What are you talking about? London is a cosmopolitan city with varied mix of cultures and people. How can you not finding any fun there? You’re such a boring person which makes much more sense.
  • Maybe, I guess problem comes from their accent, like Emma, I can’t stand that. It’s is only their accent that makes me sleepy already
  1. Touristy /ˈtʊərɪsti/

  • Relating to, appealing to, or visited by tourists
  • Hấp dẫn khách du lịch


Example: “Eww?? Look what you said about the sexiest accent in the world. You’re so narrow-minded. Come on, there must be something you like about this touristy city to support me. People keep going there for a reason”


  1. Magnificent /maɡˈnɪfɪs(ə)nt/

  • extremely beautiful, elaborate, or impressive
  • hùng vĩ, tráng lệ, nguy nga

Example: “What do you want me to say? Oh ok, London is magnificent, I mean, it’s extremely crazily beautiful, I’m impressively in love with it at first sight. And besides, the accent is so elegant and royal making me get lost in their voices. Are you happy now?”


  1. Hospitable /hɒˈspɪtəb(ə)l/

  • (Of an environment) pleasant and favourable for living in
  • Dễ chịu, thoải mái


  • Hey, lady I’m just joking, Don’t be upset. Ok you want my serious opinion. Listen! I think, it’s a hospitable place to live or travel, whatever, agreeable weather, good scenery, friendly locals. Why not? I’ll back you up next time, is that ok?
  • Thank you so much. I love you.



  • Claire

    Nếu như có thêm Vietsub để xem nghĩa của cụm trong câu thì sẽ còn thu hút hơn nhiều.