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16:36 Feb 14, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: bar d'appoint
un bar d'appoint: a waiting area in a restaurant where one may sit, order drinks, while waiting to be seated.
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nalounge, barUta Moerschell
nalounge bar (or lounge area) (UK)
Sarah Pearman
naWaiting bar or waiting lounge (SW United States)Michel Meunier



25 mins
Waiting bar or waiting lounge (SW United States)

It seems basic, but I am pretty sure that is the expression I have heard often in such circumstances.

Michel Meunier
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6 hrs
lounge bar (or lounge area) (UK)

D'appoint literally means "support or supplementary", so what we have here is a secondary bar. In the UK the equivalent would be known as the "lounge bar, although in practice it is often just called the bar.

Hope this helps.

Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
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lounge, bar

I've been asked repeatedly to wait in the lounge, or to wait at the bar. I've never specifically heard waiting bar and waiting lounge only at an airport. But depending on context, it could be helpful to include the word "waiting", e.g. for distinction from another lounge or bar.

Uta Moerschell
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