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    What's the English for B1, B2 or B3?

    1F= first floor; 2F= third floor; ...
    What's the English for underground floors in the basement?
    B1= ? B2= ? B3= ?

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    Re: What's the English for B1, B2 or B3?

    F1 = Floor 1 = First Floor; F2 = Floor 2 = Second Floor

    B1 = Basement 1; B2 = Basement 2 [we do not generall go further than just use the number.

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    Re: What's the English for B1, B2 or B3?

    ...also, beware of a transatlantic difference: in the UK, the floor at ground-level is called 'the ground floor'. What we (Br Eng-speakers) call 'the first floor' is up one flight of stairs from the ground floor. The buttons in a British-speaking lift are typically marked 'B G 1 [etc]' and going to the first floor involves a ride up from the ground floor. Easy.


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