Glossary housing terms

Housing related terms

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A glossary of housing-related terms is listed here (in alphabetical order):

  • achternaam = surname
  • appartement = flat, apartment
  • badkamer = bathroom
  • balkon = balcony
  • bericht = message
  • bericht versturen = send message
  • bus = bus
  • contact = contact
  • dichtbij = near to
  • gedeeld = shared
  • gedeelde keuken en badkamer = shared kitchen and bathroom
  • gedeeltelijk gemeubileerd = partly furnished
  • gemeubileerd = fully furnished
  • helder = clear, bright
  • inclusief gas, water, licht = electricity, gas, water included
  • jongen = boy
  • kamer = room
  • keuken = kitchen
  • man = man
  • meisje = girl
  • metro = underground
  • naam = name
  • onderwerp = subject (matter)
  • rustig = quiet
  • studentenhuis = shared student accommodation
  • studio = bedsit, studio flat
  • tram = tram
  • tweekamerappartement = a two-room apartment (living room and bedroom)
  • voor niet-roker = non-smoker wanted
  • vrouw = woman
  • woonkamer = living room