Le sol, le plancher, la terre From what i can read on the internet, 'le plancher' refers to 'planking', except in Quebecois, where it is a generic word for the floor. Is that right? How about Le sol and la terre? Is one used for 'ground' and the other for 'floor'? I've tried googling lots but it all seems very vague.
Jul 22, 2014 10:56 AM
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The word "sol" and "plancher" are almost synonym but "plancher" is often used for a house's floor while "sol" is used for everything. The word "terre" are differents senses: -"Terre" with uppercase is Earth, the planet. -"terre" is also a substance, like mud. -"terre" is also the floor, but we use that word just when the floor is is earth
July 22, 2014
For me sol and plancher can be synonyms, but plancher is man made whereas sol can be made of dirt or man made. Placher can be made of anything (but then I am Québécoise!), you need to specify: "Plancher de bois franc" "plancher en ciment", etc.
July 22, 2014
Le sol: Soil, le plancher; floor , la terre:The earth
July 22, 2014
There is also étage, if you´re looking for the sense of Ground floor, 1st floor etc :) in fact you have to specify the usage as there are so many words you could use.
July 22, 2014
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