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“二手房”怎么说 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-9-22 09:45:22 |Display all floors

Home and House

According to Merriam Webster's,
Home is 家 (this is my understanding). It is defined as 1) one's place of residence; 2) the social unit of  formed by a family living together. Home is typically  a 抽象名词. When it refers to a place, it often means a place of origin <Salmon returning to their home to spawn>. It is also the focus of one's domestic attention.  "Home is where the heart is."

House is 房屋. It is defined as 1) a building serves as living quarters for one or a few family; 2) a shelter or refuge (as a nest or den) of a wild animal; etc. House is a 具体名词.

I believe everybody actually refers to House, not Home.

By the way, 二手房 is as popular as used cars outside of China.

Hopefully it helps.

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Post time 2007-11-9 11:27:50 |Display all floors
succint correction, Laoxianggg
lovemaking is the only  solution  between lovers who cannot express their love in  words.

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Post time 2008-1-3 14:38:27 |Display all floors
I think resale house is reasonable

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Post time 2008-1-4 03:38:34 |Display all floors

99.9% are previous owners...

Originally posted by laoxianggg at 8/1/07 11:48 PM
China Daily英语点津 用的是pre-owned houses
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/lan ... content_5446502.htm

China Daily 另一篇新闻报道里pre-owned houses 却是指“期房”
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i have never heard of "previous owner", "second owner", "resale home"...in term of home sale, because 99.9% of the homes for sale are prviously owned by so many owners & therefore NO need to emphasize "used home" or "old house" for sale  .  we ONLY specified when it is a brand NEW home for sale..."new home" for sale by owner or something like that.  NOT neccessary to say "previous owner" home for sale...it's understood !

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Post time 2008-1-20 12:36:59 |Display all floors

home is not for sale

house for sale
flat (UK)  for sale
apartment (US) for sale

but no 'home for sale'

BTW, in China, most cases are 'flats/apartments', not 'house'.

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Post time 2008-1-20 16:19:26 |Display all floors
Perhaps you should take a look at this Web site, it belongs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

http://www.hud.gov/homes/homesforsale.cfm

You can also google for "homes for sale"

Originally posted by yry111 at 2008-1-20 12:36
house for sale
flat (UK)  for sale
apartment (US) for sale

but no 'home for sale'

BTW, in China, most cases are 'flats/apartments', not 'house'.

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Post time 2008-1-20 16:23:29 |Display all floors
I wanted to paste the URL for the Web site of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development but it didn't pass the censorship. Anyway, you can google for "homes for sale" and see for yourself.

The U.S. HUD site is at www*hud*gov, just replace the * with a . (period).

Originally posted by yry111 at 2008-1-20 12:36
house for sale
flat (UK)  for sale
apartment (US) for sale

but no 'home for sale'

BTW, in China, most cases are 'flats/apartments', not 'house'.

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