department store и shopping mall. В чем разница?

  • Подскажите, пожалуйста, в чем разница между этими 2 словами.
    Правильно ли я понимаю, что DS - это магазин, где несколько разных отделов. Достаточно большой. А SM - это то же самое, только очень большое.

  • Anna, you're right about a department store. But a shopping mall is a building or set of buildings where there are several or many different stores which are connected by walkways. In a shopping mall, you might find one or more department stores, music stores, bookstores, clothing stores, restaurants etc., etc. Take a look at this:

  • Мне знакомый англичанин объяснил, что shopping mall это американский вариант и британцы так не говорят.

  • верно, американцы вообще говорят просто mall
    у британцев shopping center

  • The Wikipedia article on "shopping mall" states that in the United Kingdom, shopping malls are called retail parks, out-of-town shopping centres, or precincts. Notice that in the United Kingdom, "center" is spelled "centre." Maxim is absolutely right. In oral speech, people usually say "mall." In written speech, such as in an article about business, the more formal term "shopping mall" might be used.