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English translation: bunk beds (in the hall)

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French term or phrase:Cabine
English translation:bunk beds (in the hall)
Entered by: Rebecca Elliott
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10:26 Nov 1, 2007
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Real Estate
French term or phrase: Cabine
This is from a description of an appartment. I'm not sure how to translate "cabine". Could it be a sort of cupboard i.e. not big enough to be considered a room but big enough to be mentioned in the property description?

Un appartement sis au niveau un, côté Ouest comprenant : séjour, kitchenette, chambre, cabine, salle de bains, salle d'eau, W.C., terrasse, constituant :

Thank you!
Rebecca Elliott
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:51
bunk beds (in the hall)
Explanation:
In my experience this is what it tends to mean - a set of bunk beds shoved into a tiny space, usually the entrance hall.
Worth checking, though.


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Note added at 7 mins (2007-11-01 10:34:37 GMT)
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see this URL for an example: http://www.vacancesenmontagne.net/lesappts/plan-t-216.jpg

Should add that I've heard it a lot in connnection with ski apartments, where it's fairly common.

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Note added at 35 mins (2007-11-01 11:02:37 GMT)
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I suppose "chambre-cabine" could feasibly be a box room with (bunk) beds in; I've mostly heard "coin cabine" http://www.locationpornic.com/P2 Coin-cabine.JPG ; I'm not sure how you would know for certain in this case without a floor plan, but the likelihood is that it sleeps a couple of people, so it's pretty important.

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Note added at 54 mins (2007-11-01 11:20:49 GMT)
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Thought it might be a ski apartment! I guess "bunk beds in the hallway " is the closest I can get - it's such a common layout for those apartments.
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Amy Williams
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:51
Grading comment
Thank you very much.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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bunk beds (in the hall)


Explanation:
In my experience this is what it tends to mean - a set of bunk beds shoved into a tiny space, usually the entrance hall.
Worth checking, though.


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Note added at 7 mins (2007-11-01 10:34:37 GMT)
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see this URL for an example: http://www.vacancesenmontagne.net/lesappts/plan-t-216.jpg

Should add that I've heard it a lot in connnection with ski apartments, where it's fairly common.

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Note added at 35 mins (2007-11-01 11:02:37 GMT)
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I suppose "chambre-cabine" could feasibly be a box room with (bunk) beds in; I've mostly heard "coin cabine" http://www.locationpornic.com/P2 Coin-cabine.JPG ; I'm not sure how you would know for certain in this case without a floor plan, but the likelihood is that it sleeps a couple of people, so it's pretty important.

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Note added at 54 mins (2007-11-01 11:20:49 GMT)
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Thought it might be a ski apartment! I guess "bunk beds in the hallway " is the closest I can get - it's such a common layout for those apartments.

Amy Williams
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:51
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thank you very much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  juliebarba: I'd say it counts as a box room (even if this one has bunks!) http://apartgruissan.monsite.orange.fr/page4.html / yes I posted an extra link above
47 mins
  -> thanks, but given the extra context, it's just a set of bunks in the entrance hallway. Very common in ski resorts.//yes, I'd already posted the link :)

agree  writeaway: :-) :-)
55 mins
  -> :)
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