I found this phrase

約束リゾートへ! ベジータが家族旅行!

translated as

Vegeta Goes on a Family Trip?!

I was wondering if here 旅行 is a verb or a noun. Is the literal translation of this phrase "Vegeta goes on a family trip?" and the "goes" is assumed, is "Vegeta (and) family travels?" or is the literal translation something different to the former options?

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    旅行SURU (SURU is omitted) __________ called 体言止め answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101019183959AAgryhp That's a headline. Also in English > Because space is limited, headlines are written in a compressed telegraphic style, using special syntactic conventions: Forms of the verb "to be" are omitted. – HizHa Aug 25 '16 at 20:49

Titles (and advertisements) often employ 体言止め, i.e. ending a sentence with a noun. The rules are flexible, but often the 体言 can be understood as the noun of a する-verb and the almost superfluous する is omitted.


In ベジータが家族旅行, 旅行する is a common する-verb, and 家族旅行をする and 家族旅行する are all about equally common (130→485, 116→478 in Google results). In any case, less important than determining which verb could have been omitted in 体言止め is that the sentence is clear without any verb.

  • [ 家族旅行する ] is very common on the net. – HizHa Aug 25 '16 at 22:22
  • @H.Ha You're right. The version をする seems to be only slightly more common. I checked also 修学旅行, 新婚旅行, 慰安旅行 and it was the same for all of these. – Earthliŋ Aug 25 '16 at 22:58

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