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    Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    Hi all,

    May I know the difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind? I've looked them up in the dictionary, but they are more or less the same.

    Thx!!

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    I've never seen the word jalousie, and it turns out the window immediately to my left is one.

    A shutter goes outside the window, on the outside of the house. Mine are purely ornamental, but many can actually close and protect the window.

    Blinds go inside the window and can be opened or closed, raised or lowered, to preseve privacy and block light.

    The jalousie is simply a window that opens in slats. It opens the same way blinds do.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    I believe a jalosie can lock, preventing young gallants from gaining window access to your juvenile daughter, whereas shutters usually only block the light. That's in any case what 18th Century French comedy teaches us. And the opera.

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I believe a jalosie can lock, preventing young gallants from gaining window access to your juvenile daughter, whereas shutters usually only block the light. That's in any case what 18th Century French comedy teaches us. And the opera.
    Those aren't gallants! At least that's what Mozart teaches us.

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    Oh! Thanks everyone!!

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    I want to modify my home and I want to buy blinds for my room. I am here wondering to know difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind and also suggest me which is the best blinds.

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    Quote Originally Posted by robinkipson View Post
    I want to modify my home and I want to buy blinds for my room. I am here wondering to know difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind and also suggest me which is the best blinds.
    1. try reading the posts above.
    2. Go into a store, or look in a catalogue, and see what the type of thing you are looking for is called by the manufacturer/seller.

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    Re: Difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind

    Quote Originally Posted by robinkipson View Post
    I want to modify my home and I want to buy blinds for my room. I would like to know the difference between shutter, jalousie and window blind and also which are the best blinds.
    This is not a language question.

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