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    What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Hi folks,

    A guy is describing his room in a video clip as follows: "In my room there is a bed. There is a couch. There is a block. There is a big music system. There is a dresser, and there is a mirror."

    Could any of you tell me what a 'block' is?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    It could be something like this, used, for example, as a table.

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    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Did you hear him say "block?" I was thinking it might be "clock" instead!
    Do you have a link to that video?

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    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Thanks, teechar, for trying to help me. Unfortunately there's no link to the video. Is there a way to upload a audio file in this forum? If it is possible, I could upload an mp3 fie.

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    #5

    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Quote Originally Posted by emp0608 View Post
    Unfortunately there's no link to the video. Is there a way to upload an audio file in this forum? If it is possible, I could upload an mp3 fie.
    I've seen other members upload sound files to third-party sites such as Vocaroo.

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    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Thanks, teechar. Could you go to http://vocaroo.com/i/s1TgJnsUv6Ck? Hope you can hear it.

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    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    I can't understand the noun in question. It sounds like "vrock" to me, but that isn't an English word.

    The speaker has a bit of a foreign accent.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Thanks GoesStation,

    Yes, he has an accent. His mother is from India.

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    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    Quote Originally Posted by emp0608 View Post
    Thanks GoesStation,

    Yes, he has an accent. His mother is from India.
    Could he be naming something with a non-English noun? It's not unusual for children who grow up in multi-lingual households to use words from a different language without knowing it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: What is a 'block' as a piece of furniture?

    He says, There is a rug.

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