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    How do you say it in English?

    Dear Friends

    What do you say in English for the following:


    1- A room in your house in which you receive guests?

    2-When you cause the machine to not work any more, what is the verb that you use? Example: She................the washing machine. It is defective now.

    3-That hump-like thing which traffic people construct on roads with the aim to have cars cut off their speed?


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    Smile Re: How do you say it in English?

    1- A room in your house in which you receive guests?
    Living room; lounge.

    2-When you cause the machine to not work any more, what is the verb that you use? Example: She................the washing machine. It is defective now.
    To break; 'she broke'

    3-That hump-like thing which traffic people construct on roads with the aim to have cars cut off their speed?
    Speed bump; road hump; sleeping policeman

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    Re: How do you say it in English?

    Shakespeare's Brother

    Thank you very much.

    I have a little question. Isn't the "living room", the one in which the family sepnds all its time? Is it different from the "Dining Room"?

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    Re: How do you say it in English?

    A 'Living Room' or 'Lounge' is usually the room where we can watch TV from the sofa. I think 'Den' is also used in American English.
    'Dining Room' is a room with a big table where meals are eaten.

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    Smile Re: How do you say it in English?

    Agreed, the living room/den is where people spend most of their time at home. And in very large houses you may find a separate reception room as well, but for most of us the living room would be where you would also receive your guests.

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    Re: How do you say it in English?

    "reception room".. That is the one I am looking for. Thank you SB :)

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    Re: How do you say it in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammed Abu Risha View Post

    3-That hump-like thing which traffic people construct on roads with the aim to have cars cut off their speed? "kipping coppers"

    Small ones shaped as a square are "speed bumps"


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    Another term for a room in which you receive visitors: parlour

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    Re: How do you say it in English?

    Thank you Anglika

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