hm (lesket) wrote in linguaphiles,
hm
lesket
linguaphiles

Apartment in the attic?

Hello, dear linguaphiles!

I'm having a bit of trouble with finding a proper and/or common English term for a specific type of an apartment. The apartment I have in mind is located in the attic, just under the roof (a pitched roof, to be exact), and at least one of the walls is either wholly or partially at an angle because of the roof. Here, have a picture to see what I mean: click!
Now, in Slovene, the language I'm translating from, the term is "mansardno stanovanje" and the area under the non-vertical wall is called "mansarda", but having done a bit of research, "mansard" doesn't appear to hold the same meaning in English.
"Loft" or "loft apartment" isn't quite a perfect match either, as loft apartments don't necessarily have sloped walls and are more of an open space. "Mansarda" is just a regular apartment, but smaller and under the roof, and loft doesn't quite match, or does it?
Some dictionaries propose "garret", but I'm not so sure it's a very common term.
Would it just be an "attic apartment" after all? Is there even such a term in English? And if there isn't, how do I get the concept across as efficiently as possible? I do hope you're able to help as I haven't found a definite answer anywhere so far.
Tags: english, translation request, vocabulary
Subscribe

  • A very strange Etruscan inscription

    Chiusi is a small town in Italy (province of Siena, Tuscany). And once it was one of the most powerful centers of the Etruscan League of 12 cities.…

  • RAINBOW IN A PUDDLE

    Rainbow spots appear on wet pavement after rain. This thin layer of gasoline, being unable to dissolve in water, "plays" in the sunlight with our…

  • Learning basic Latin while reading Horace

    Salvete! A bit of shameless self-promotion by academic precariat, hope it's fine with you guys. We invite you to our Slow Horace Mondays. Supposedly,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 20 comments

  • A very strange Etruscan inscription

    Chiusi is a small town in Italy (province of Siena, Tuscany). And once it was one of the most powerful centers of the Etruscan League of 12 cities.…

  • RAINBOW IN A PUDDLE

    Rainbow spots appear on wet pavement after rain. This thin layer of gasoline, being unable to dissolve in water, "plays" in the sunlight with our…

  • Learning basic Latin while reading Horace

    Salvete! A bit of shameless self-promotion by academic precariat, hope it's fine with you guys. We invite you to our Slow Horace Mondays. Supposedly,…