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A
Accommodation - Logement
Air-conditioning - Climatisation
Aspect - Exposition
Attic - Grenier

B
Balcony - Balcon
Barn - Grange
Bathroom - Salle de bains
Bedroom - Chambre
Brand new - Neuf (Fem: Neuve)
Builder  - Maçon
Building - Bâtiment
By the river - Bord de la rivière

C
Carpenter - Charpentier

Ceiling   - Plafond

Ceiling rose - Rosace

Cellar - Cave

Central heating - Chauffage central

Character - Caractère

Chimney - Cheminée

Concrete - Béton

Construct - Construire

Convert - Aménager

Corridor - Couloir

Countryside - Campagne

Courtyard - Cour

Covered - Couvert

 

Damp - Humidité (noun) Humide (adj)

Decorated - Décorée

Detached - 4 faces

Deteriorate - Abîmer

Dilapidated - Délabré

Dining room - Salla à Manger

Dish washer - Lave Vaisselle

Dry rot - Carie sèche

 

Electric Socket - Prise

Entrance hall - Vestibule

Exposed beam  - Poutre apparente

Extend - Agrandir

Extension – Agrandisement

 

Farmhouse - Mas

Fence - Clôture

Fireplace - Foyer

Flagstone - Dalle

Floor tiles - Carrelage

Furniture - Meubles

 

Garden - Jardin

Garden not attached to the property - Jardin non attenant

Gas tank - above ground - Citerne apparante

Gas tank - buried - Citerne enfouie

Gate - Portail

Glass door - Porte vitrine

Good condition - Bon état

Gravel - Gravier

Ground - Sol

Ground floor - Rez de Chaussée

Guttering - Gouttière

 

Hand basin - Lave mains

Handle  - Poignée

Heating - Chauffage

Hedge - Haie

Height - Hauteur

Hot water tank - Cumulus

House (in the country) - Maison de campagne

House (Large) - Maison de maitre

House (Stone) - Maison en pierre

House (Traditional Breton) - Maison longère

House (village) - Maison de Village

 

Insulated - Isolé

Insulation - Isolation

Ironwork - Ferronnerie

 

Kitchen - Cuisine

Kitchen (fitted) - Cuisine équipée

Kitchen (fully equipped) - Cuisine meublée

Kitchen (open to lounge) - Cuisine américaine

Kitchen sink - Evier

 

Ladder - Echelle

Land - Terrain

Lawn - Pelouse

Length  - Longeur

Level/ Floor - Niveau

Lighting - Eclairage

Living room - Salon or Séjour

 

Mains drainage - Tout-à-l'égout

Meter (for water, gas, electricity) - Compteur

Metres squared - Mètres carrées

 

Oak - Chêne

Office - Bureau

Old - Ancien

Outbuilding - Dépendance

Oven - Four

 

Paint - Peinture

Painted stucco - Crêpi  

Paving  - Dallage

Pillar - Pilier

Pine - Pin

Pipe - Tuyau (Les tuyau - the plumbing)

Plaster  - Plâtre

Plumbing - Plomberie or Les Tuyaus

Pond - Basin

Porch - Porche

 

Renovate - A rénover

Rental - Location

Restore - A restaurer

Restored - Restauré

Right of way - Servitude

Rock - Rocher

Roof - Toit

Roof tile - Tuile

Room - Pièce

RSJ - Poutre en fer

 

Sand - Sable

Semi-detached - 3 faces

Septic tank - Fosse septique

Shower - Douche

Shower room - Salle douche

Shutter - Volet

Single-story - Plein pied

Sliding door - Porte coulissante

Space - Espace

Spacious - Spacieux

Stable - Ecurie

Stairs - Escaliers

Stone - Pierre

Storage space - Rangement

Storey - Etage (Premiere étage = First floor)

Swimming pool - Piscine

 

Tap - Robinet

Terrace - Terrace

Terraced - 2 faces

 

Under-floor heating - Chauffage par le sol

Underground/Basement - Sous sol

 

View - Vue

 

Wall - Mur

Wall paper - Papier peint

Wash basin - Lavabo

Washing machine - Lave Linge

Water heater - Chaudière

Well - Puits

Width - Largeur

Window - Fenêtre

Window glass - Vitre

Wine and food store - Cellier

Wood - Bois

Wood burner - Poêle à Bois

Wood floor - Parquet

Wooden Beam - Poutre

Woodwork - Boiserie

Workshop - Atelier

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