[ask location] two floors/levels above/upstairs/up

peter199083

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hello there,

I always have a problem with pointing out directions when asked where certain places are, and especially involving a different floor than the floor I am currently on.

For example, once I was on the fourth floor and a lady asked me about the whereabouts of an office, which is actually on the sixth floor. Because of the dissimilarity of such occasions in an English-spoken environment, I was not confident about what I was about to say; yet I tried my best to make clear its location, spontaneously saying,

Two floors upstairs.
Then it began to dawn on me that this might not be a precise expression and thought of other alternatives to my best knowledge, e.g. using level in stead of floor, or replacing upstairs with up or above. Thereby I would like to ask about your response, were you in my shoes.

Thanks,
Peter
 
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