Monday, July 03, 2006

Flats



Today's helpful hint for Americans.

What you call apartments, we here in the British English world call flats.

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San Nakji for President!

7 comments:

The Archivist said...

My dad has lived in flats.

Brotha Buck said...

Pretty nice flats. I think flats here are not considered very nice.

Space Nakji said...

Actually, we do have "flats" in the US, but the term usually refers to those in older buildings that are converted into apartments, such as the old Victorian-style homes in San Francisco. (Likewise, "lofts" are usually made out of old industrial buildings, whereas "apartments" are built just for the purpose of being apartments.)

San Nakji said...

I think I would like San Francisco!

black feline said...

back home in Singapore...80%(almost) of the population lives in flats..the setbacks neighbours hardly talk to each other and it's extremely small...more suitable for rabbits!

Cergie said...

I hope I'll for ever live in a house. Or at least in *un appartement au rez de chaussee avec jardin...
How blue is the sky in NZ, SN !!!
sbboph
bernadette soubirou

Oricon Ailin said...

Most of time I call them apartments. But, like Space Nakji said, there are other times when "flat" is used.

Thank you for the daily vocabulary lesson!