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  1. Sunny44

    Smile Flat vs Apartment


    I'm a learner of English and I seem to be missing the difference between 'flat' and 'apartment'. I'm actually under the impression they are the same thing.
    Would anyone please explain what is what?



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    Wink Re: Flat vs Apartment

    A 'flat' is more British than an 'apartment', which is more American. That's it!

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    Re: Flat vs Apartment

    I agree with engee30. I would also add that "flat" is sometimes used to describe a type of apartment. For example, flats in San Francisco, CA are characterized by long hallways. A flat is a long, stretched-out apartment.

    I hope that makes sense.

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