There are two major schemes used around the world to number the floors in a building. In Australia and Britain the floor at the same level as the ground outside, is called the “ground floor”. The floor above it is called “1st floor”. In the USA, it would be called “2nd floor”. That means the 3rd floor in Australia would be called the 4th floor in the US.
To make thing even more confusing, in all English-speaking countries, the total number of floors are counted the same. So Aussies and Americans would both say
a building has 7 floors, yet the top floor would be called the 6th floor by Aussies and the 7th floor in the US.
If you’re visiting us, keep this in mind. You could be waiting on the wrong floor to meet your friend otherwise.
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|White Goods||large electrical appliances such as washing machines, refrigerators, etc.|
|Doona||bed comforter or quilt with a detachable cover. It’s used instead of a blanket.|
|Lounge Room||living room|
|Ground Floor||first floor. Example … 3rd floor (Au) = 4th floor (US)|
|Bottlebrush||native Australian plants whose flowers resemble a round brush and come in a variety of colours.|
See also our Aussie Real Estate section
|Post Code||zip code in USA|
|Post a Letter||mail a letter|
|Light Globe||light bulb|
|Hottie||hot water bottle|
|Cut-out Box||fuse box|
|Kitchen Tidy||trash can|
|Rubbish Bin |