Author: laoxianggg

“二手房”怎么说 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-1-20 16:25:47 |Display all floors
Just google for "homes for sale" and you will see millions of listings that match it. The second one belongs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Do you need any more evenidence that?

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 18:17:19 |Display all floors

Reply #19 laoxianggg's post

condo?

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Post time 2008-1-23 11:55:27 |Display all floors

Reply #19 laoxianggg's post

ok. u catched me...but

well, in that case, 'home' means a house, apartment, flat, maisonette, ... OR bungalow. a general concept, somehow different from any of the terms. it may be used by the agents, as they may have a lot of types of 'homes' at hand. in BJ/China, most cases shoule be 'flat for sale'.

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Post time 2008-1-23 14:51:59 |Display all floors

to the original question

二手房 = second-hand home

the term has been used in some news/reports for long, perhaps as a typical Chinglish?

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Post time 2008-1-23 20:12:05 |Display all floors
second hand house  is the best choice,  二手房 should come from English.

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Post time 2008-2-16 13:00:54 |Display all floors

LDOCE (朗文):

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'.


home. n.

6▶ROPERTY◀
[countable] a house, apartment etc considered as property which you can buy or sell
Attractive, modern homes for sale.

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