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What are the differences between La Chambre and La Pièce?

April 4, 2020



Chambre --- generally used for bedroom

For example: She is in her bedroom. (Elle est dans sa chambre)

Pièce --- a general term

For example: The biggest room in the house. (La plus grande pièce de la maison)

Salle --- used when you talk about a specific room

For example: salle de bain (bathroom), salle à manger (dining room), salle de classe (classroom).


La pièce is a general word for any room in a building.
   Cette pièce est trop petite pour un bureau.
   Allons dans la pièce d'à côté pour être tranquilles.
   J'ai acheté un appartement de quatre pièces.

La chambre is the bedroom.

La salle is also a very generic word for a room, but will usually be used with a noun that will specify what kind of room it is : La salle de classe (the classroom), la salle de sport, la salle de bain, la salle de répétition, la salle de réunion.
You wouldn't use salle alone for a room in a flat or a house, but rather for an office building for instance.
   Il y a aussi une grande salle prévue pour des réunions.
   Nous avons loué une salle pour le concert.


Chambre is generally a bedroom, while piece is any room in the house.

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