Hopefully, this mini glossary will help!
- Apartment size:
2pièces: 1 room for sleeping (1 chambre), 1 living room (1 salon), i.e. a 1 bedroom
3pièces: 3 rooms, most often 2 bedrooms and a living room. But it could also be a 1 bedroom (1 chambre), with a living room (1 salon) in a dining room (une salle à manger).
Partagent une salle de Bain (SDB): share a bathroom
- Different parts of a buiding:
- Different kinds of places to live
Villa duplex: 2 story house
Location meublée: furnished rental
- Features you may want in your new place
Fosse septique: septic tank
Salle d'eau: bathroom with a shower
WC séparé: toilet separate from shower room
Baies vitrées: bay windows
Climatisation/ splits: aircon
Cuisine équipée: kitchen that has cabinets and some appliances (usually a stove)
Grande pièce à vivre: large living room area
- What kind of place is this?
Haut standing: quite nice
Bon standing: nice, but maybe a bit older
Moyen standing: everything you need, but could use some sprucing up
Résidence sécurisée: in a gated building, or community
- Be afraid:
à la charge du locataire: at the tenant's expense.
remise en état/ remettre en état: needing to be renovated (difficult to know how much or how little work is needed)
En finition/ travaux de finition: plumbing and electrical is done. Fixtures need to go in. Hard to know how far along that process is.