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old folks' home in Br. Eng. -URGENT

English translation: Retirement Home

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13:22 Jun 18, 2001
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: old folks' home in Br. Eng. -URGENT
I need a British English term for a residence for the elderly that would be suitable for a scholarly article in sociology. Would it be something like "home for the aged"?
Jon Zuber
English translation:Retirement Home
Explanation:
This seems to be the politically correct way to say it these days, or at least what I see often in publicatons.

The other suggestions are very common, of course, but this is often nicer than calling people 'old'
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lcmolinari
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Local time: 08:58
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Retirement Home
lcmolinari
na +1Old people's homeTatjana Aleksic, MA
na -1Home for the aged/ Home for Old People
Roomy Naqvy


  

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21 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Home for the aged/ Home for Old People


Explanation:
Jon,
The choices would be 'Home for the aged/ Home for Old People/Old Age Home'. You can use the one that seems most appropriate for your context.

Best wishes
Roomy F Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
India
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Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
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disagree  Alison Schwitzgebel: Yes, these terms exist, but the ones below are much more common
95 days
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Old people's home


Explanation:
is the term I frequently encounter, so maybe you can use that one.


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Tatjana Aleksic, MA
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat

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agree  Alison Schwitzgebel: although this is not politically correct
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Retirement Home


Explanation:
This seems to be the politically correct way to say it these days, or at least what I see often in publicatons.

The other suggestions are very common, of course, but this is often nicer than calling people 'old'

lcmolinari
Canada
Local time: 08:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Alison Schwitzgebel: this is a good PC term
32 days

agree  Robert Donahue
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