English translation: entryway; foyer; lobby; (literally: entry part)
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Explanation: It all just depends on in what kind of "house". Here are some suggestions. :)
Eva-Marie Adams Local time: 18:05 Native speaker of: Swedish PRO pts in category: 4
not to go too far into it
16 hrs confidence:
Explanation: Actually, the word does not refer to the "lobby" or similar spaces, but to the part of the façade comprising the entrance door and the wall parts nearest to it (portico or other decorations).
asptech Local time: 03:05 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Swedish PRO pts in category: 8
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Asker: Yes, in some contexts that is exactly correct !