Housing

Housing in Japan can divide into living by yourself (一軒家) or living with people in residence (集合住宅). 集合住宅 can roughly divide into 2 types: アパート & マンション. There is also UR賃貸住宅, which is a derived product from the history 団地.0

Vocabs

アパート
Apartment. Material: 木造/軽量鉄骨. Usually less than 3 floors.

マンション
Apartment. Better / safer / more robust material (compare to アパート). Material: 鉄骨造+. 3 floors up.

しゅうごうじゅうたく
Housing complex

いっけんや
Single house

いっけんや
Single house

ちんたいじゅうたく
rental house; rental housing; house to let

もくぞう
wooden; made of wood; wooden construction

けいりょうてっこつぞう
light steel construction

てっこつぞう
steel construction

じゅうりょう
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鉄筋(てっきん)コンクリート(ぞう)
reinforced concrete construction

鉄骨鉄筋(てっこつてっきん)コンクリート(ぞう)
steel-framed reinforced concrete construction