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Difference between "un immeuble" and "un bâtiment" in French

I've always used "bâtiment" to mean "building" in French, but Duolingo has introduced me to "immeuble", which, supposedly, also means "building". What is the difference between these two words and am I correct that they both can translate "building"?

October 6, 2018

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph297228

Un BÂTIMENT is a building, yes.

Un IMMEUBLE is a building specifically used as a rental property with separate apartments and/or office spaces.

Every immeuble is a bâtiment, but not every bâtiment is an immeuble

Hope that helps :)

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise

@Joseph

à mon avis, c’est une très bonne explication.. Je te "lingote"pour cela..:-)

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph297228

Merci beaucoup, Giovanna-Louise! :)

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise

de rien..:-))

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/edwindwianto

Merci pour l'expliquer

October 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Deodso

Quand on parle du bâtiment, cela peut être une école, un musée, un immeuble, on pense surtout à la construction, à l'extérieur. On peut dire "il habite le bâtiment A". L'immeuble peut-être d'habitation, de bureaux, ou mixte, on pense à son utilisation.

October 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dongca

Merci beaucoup pour la question. J'ai la meme.

October 6, 2018

[deactivated user]

    même, ;)

    October 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/SaneHelle

    Joseph gave a very good explanation.

    A "bâtiment" can be any type of building, anything that has been built ("bâti" in French) and that has walls basically, whereas an "immeuble" is a building with several floors, usually with apartments and/or offices.

    So an "immeuble" is a specific type of "bâtiment".

    October 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph297228

    Merci, SaneHelle!

    October 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/edwindwianto

    Merci pour l'expliquer

    October 10, 2018
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