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    Acconding to the dictionary, couch and sofa are the simple. But in the real situation, couch is only referred to seat shaped like a cube which it is normally one seater without armrest and seatback.

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    Re: couch

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Acconding to the dictionary, couch and sofa are the simple. But in the real situation, couch is only referred to seat shaped like a cube which it is normally one seater without armrest and seatback.

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    Do you mean "couch and sofa are the same"?

    I don't know if in AmE there is a specific definition for a couch but to my mind, it's a sofa in BrE and a couch in AmE, and they refer to anything bigger than an armchair. They would be a large soft piece of furniture made of either fabric or leather, with armrests, a back and would seat anything from 2 people to about 5!

    I have absolutely no idea what I would call a cube with no armrests and no back which is intended for sitting on!

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    Re: couch

    I did wonder about "pouffe" but I thought that was more of a footrest kind of thing. However, now I think about it, it's exactly the right word. Well done Bhai!

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    Re: couch

    An ottoman?

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    Interesting definition. I was under the impression that an ottoman was always hollow and had storage space. Having said that, I only thought that because I had one when I was a child. It was aquamarine and was at the end of my bed for years. It contained all my soft toys.

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    Re: couch

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Interesting definition. I was under the impression that an ottoman was always hollow and had storage space. Having said that, I only thought that because I had one when I was a child. It was aquamarine and was at the end of my bed for years. It contained all my soft toys.
    I have one at home too but it's made of wood. Should I call it ottoman as well?



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