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    Question What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Dear Teacher,
    I have read a sentence:
    I was put up in a comfortable hostel in the centre of Beijing between the Peking Hotel and Tian An Men, with a private room and all mod. con.
    Then, what is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con.'? Explain them , please.
    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Modern convenience

    I am not a teacher.

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Thank Mr. colloquium very much for your good explanation.

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Modern Conveniences. It once meant running water, then it meant hot and cold running water, then it meant en-suite shower, then it meant all that and a free trouser-press, nowadays it probably runs to WiFi!

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Good example - the phrase started life (and lives on) as estate agents' jargon [well, not really jargon, just a standard abbreviation].

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Thank you for your discussing on 'mod.' & 'con'. But I don't understand these words "en-suite shower" and "WiFi". Would you like to explain them?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Thank you for your discussing on 'mod.' & 'con'. But I don't understand these words "en-suite* shower" and "WiFi+". Would you like to explain them?
    Thanks!
    *A shower that is in a room attached to the bedroom - more desirable in the hotel world than a public bathroom that you have to share with other people.
    +WiFi - wireless computer network

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    Default Re: What is meaning of 'mod.' & 'con'?

    Thank Mr. BobK very much!

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