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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile She wanted to have the flat decorated.

    She wanted to have the flat decorated.


    Flat and apartment are pretty much the same in our languagem, but I suspect that there are subtle nuances between them. Am I off the mark? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: She wanted to have the flat decorated.

    Flat is mostly used in BE. We might say it is a big apartment with several rooms. In BE an apartment is considered a flat with just one bedroom.

    One definition for both words though

    a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

    In AE people use apartment for both. I think flat is seldom used.

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