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    #1

    Help me please

    Hi, we have words like single room, double room, triple room.
    What about a room for 4, 5, or 6 people? What do they call in English?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Help me please

    multiple-sharing room
    dorm/dormitory

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: Help me please

    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    Hi, we have words like single room, double room, triple room.
    What about a room for 4, 5, or 6 people? What do they call in English?

    Thanks.
    Following those come quadruple, quintuple, sextuple, septuple, octuple.
    These prefixes are more commonly used for other things, like babies, which can be single, twins, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, etc.

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    Re: Help me please

    quadruple, quintuple, sextuple, septuple, octuple.
    Imagine telling people, 'I'm staying in a sextuple room.'
    While those are the correct terms, they are quite a mouthful to pronounce. I've heard of quad-sharing, maybe there's quin-sharing....hmm...sex-sharing?


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    #5

    Re: Help me please

    A room sleeping 3 or 4 people in a hotel would be termed/advertised as a 'family room'.
    Alternatively, a room might be advertised as "sleeps up to 6".

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