"Sur le canapé du salon"

Translation:On the living room's sofa

December 28, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alisonespanol

A better translation in English would be 'on the living room sofa'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs

The English way is not to use the possessive notation, but to say "on the living room sofa". It is referred to as a premodifier, e.g., time management, college education, kitchen table, living room sofa, etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/design_desire

It might be an Australian thing, but I would say "lounge room" before I would say "living room". Does anyone else think this should be accepted? =]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hardly_emma

I think it might just be an Australian thing because I'm Australian and that's what I put down too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boydus01

Again an example of the UK term not being accepted! We usually call multiseat sitting apparatus a settee here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LarryMitz

My generation of Canadians call it a "chesterfield" DL doesn't accept that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrueCB

My Grandparents say chesterfield and they are Canadian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlixInWonderland

I've always called the "Living room" a salon... ? Is that not a thing outside of Canada?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaptD
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I'm in the US, and I still refer to a living room in some houses or large apartments as a salon, particularly if there are multiple rooms. Occasionally, I'll say "parlor" too, depending on to whom I'm speaking. It is a little old fashioned here though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrueCB

I'm in Canada and I call it a living room.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrueCB

Is couch accepted instead of 'sofa'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew48

Yes. I'd almost never use "sofa" as opposed to "couch."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdgamble555

What about "den" instead of living room? We southerns like to say that unless you're really rich and have both.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frenchshikhi

In India, a living room is still called 'drawing room' for 'le salon'. Royal confusion there DL!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angomb

I also used drawing room and thats one of the meaning in the dropdown. And i lost a heart


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephenDea1

I agree - a total lack of logic

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