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« on: August 26, 2011, 03:34:16 AM »

How do you call a building in a village where people gather for some special occasions, various events are held etc.?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 04:41:05 AM »

Town Hall? Community centre?
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 06:36:42 AM »

How do you call a building in a village where people gather for some special occasions, various events are held etc.?

Sorry a lot of words there. Context would be helpful.

"Village" rings odd in contemporary American English, although many municipalities are in fact "villages".

So if the context is antiquated, that would be helpful to know.

Sorry.

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 07:36:01 AM »

Community centre?

That seems fine, thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 09:46:44 AM »

How do you call a building in a village where people gather for some special occasions, various events are held etc.?

I am Canadian and we are more british than Americans so I personally would call it a village hall.

A community centre in Canada means a place where organized activiety takes place such as evening classes for adult etc or gymn classes and usually includes a hockey rink in small towns & you pay for the use of the community centre.

But a village hall is used for meetings to announce news or for wedding receptions & social events.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 10:04:22 AM »

How do you call a building in a village where people gather for some special occasions, various events are held etc.?

Sorry a lot of words there. Context would be helpful.

"Village" rings odd in contemporary American English, although many municipalities are in fact "villages".

So if the context is antiquated, that would be helpful to know.

Sorry.


since much of suburbia are technically "villages" (the law being so retro and all), "village hall" is not so antiquated.

"Community center" is possible, but in my neck of the woods that is usually used in the city (Chicago) for neighborhood centers.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 10:27:44 AM »

How do you call a building in a village where people gather for some special occasions, various events are held etc.?

Sorry a lot of words there. Context would be helpful.

"Village" rings odd in contemporary American English, although many municipalities are in fact "villages".

So if the context is antiquated, that would be helpful to know.

Sorry.


since much of suburbia are technically "villages" (the law being so retro and all), "village hall" is not so antiquated.

"Community center" is possible, but in my neck of the woods that is usually used in the city (Chicago) for neighborhood centers.

They are villages as I pointed out, but I have yet to live in one where they had a village hall.

Same here for "community" center. "Community" means blacks folks.

There is no good word for this in American English.

We just ain't got communities as such anymore. Except for when use them as euphemism for the minority group we don't want to name.

In America, pretty much anything anymore will branded by a commercial endorser.

So pick some company which scales to whatever size population you are looking at and add "center" at the end.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011, 10:39:41 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011, 02:42:09 PM »

How do you call a building in a village where people gather for some special occasions, various events are held etc.?

I am Canadian and we are more british than Americans so I personally would call it a village hall.

A community centre in Canada means a place where organized activiety takes place such as evening classes for adult etc or gymn classes and usually includes a hockey rink in small towns & you pay for the use of the community centre.

But a village hall is used for meetings to announce news or for wedding receptions & social events.
When I lived in a village in Saskatchewan, there definitely was a "village hall" for that sort of thing. But in a larger city - such as where I live now in Ontario - "community centre" or "community hall" are used. Orest's use of "community centre" as a multi-purpose building complex is also used in some places.

"Town hall" and "city hall" almost always mean municipal government offices. Now that I think about it, I wonder why "village hall" didn't take on the same meaning. The Saskatchewan village I mentioned above has a "village office". I just checked Google street view. The "Village Office" is clearly signed. No sign of any sort on the building we called the "village hall".
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