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How would you say dorms'

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updated MAR 2, 2008
posted by kate3

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That's another possibility, Arse. Even though in Spain this would sound a little old-fashioned, but perfectly understandable.

updated MAR 2, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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In my experience as an educator in a boarding school we always refer to a dorm as ¨hogar de señoritas o de jóvenes"

updated MAR 1, 2008
posted by Arse
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Cherry, I do not know if a dormitory can also be only a room, but a dormitorio is definitely only a room , in British English a bedroom, nothing else. Dormitory apparently means a place where young people sleep. Which can either be a residence or a big bedroom. If it is a building, it's a "residenca de estudiantes" if it is a big or small bedroom, it is a dormitiorio. Dormitorio is not a building.

updated MAR 1, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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I knew what she is looking for, but the 2nd usage of dormitorio in this dictionary is as dormitory in a college.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Cherry
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Hi cherry, I think you are misunderstanding. She is not looking for the word for "bedroom", but for a bedroom building, like for students. Dormitorio is only a room.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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<http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp'spen=dormitorio>

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Cherry
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No, in this case, dormitorio is not correct.

it would actually be a "residencia estudiantil"

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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You are welcome.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Cherry
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thank you!

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by kate3
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Or you could simply use dormitorio.

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by Cherry
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no like a dorm building. would it be residencia estudiantil'

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by kate3
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Do you mean bedrooms'

updated FEB 29, 2008
posted by 00494d19