the room in which company is entertained

dcx97

Banned
Hindi - India
Hello,

What is the English word for "the room in which company is entertained"? Is it "parlor" or "drawing room"? I get the feeling "parlor" is more common in American English while "drawing room" is more common in British English.

Thanks.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Speaking only for the UK, drawing room is very grand, parlour is very old-fashioned. In most people’s homes the main downstairs rooms (apart from the kitchen) are called the dining room and the sitting room or lounge.
     

    dcx97

    Banned
    Hindi - India
    Dining room: where you eat
    Sitting room/lounge/living room: where you hang out with your family and watch TV

    What do you call the room where you entertain guests?
     
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