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Unread Jan 23rd, 2007, 03:12 pm
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This time I'd like to know, please, how to say "couloir" in English. it's the narrow long space between rooms. not a hall? A hall is more like a square space. Thank you, It would be really kind of you if you answer me urgently
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Hi hayet,

I guess you mean corridor.
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Thanks a lot. I thought the word was used mainly in hospitals, or gloomy buildings used as offices not for houses.
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In England we call it a hall - this doesn't have to be a room. The hall is the place between rooms and a corridor is more for buildings other than houses, like you say above - though not necessarily gloomy ones!
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great i have to go back and correct again my pupils house plans and earase the word corridor and leave the word hall. thank you Stanley . I didn't mean any offence with the word "gloomy". It's just that I don't like hospitals and the word "corridor" makes me think of them
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