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    'furniture' and 'household good'

    Hi teachers!
    Could you help me to distinguish the two things 'furniture' and 'household good'? I think they seem to have a slight difference.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: 'furniture' and 'household good'

    Hello, trueheart.

    In addition to CS's links, please have a look at:
    furniture - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at

    It says, "objects that can be moved, such as tables, chairs and beds, that are put into a house or an office to make it suitable for living or working in".
    So, "furniture" doesn't necessarily have to be (used) at home. It can be used at an office. ('Household goods' are the things that you use at home.)

    I think I can understand your confusion. I don't know about the Vietnamese language, but the Japanese equivalent of the word 'furniture' includes a Chinese character, which stands for a 'house' or 'home'.

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