While reading a newspaper, I came across the word двушку-хрущевку, and had a question concerning it. The full sentence reads:

квартплата за двушку-хрущевку — 2,5-4,5 тысячи в месяц

I looked up the word хрущевкa, and it said that it is one of those pre-fabricated concrete apartment buildings built during the time of Xрущев. And my guess is that the двушку refers to it being two bedrooms. I was wondering if there are any other common ways to refer to these type of buildings.

  • хрущёвка is most common
    – shabunc
    Commented Oct 21, 2016 at 18:17
  • Also usually in such type of flat you have to go through living room to get into bedroom. That makes living room not so comfortable. Commented Nov 27, 2016 at 0:29
  • @DK. кухня в число комнат не входит. "bedroom with a separate kitchen" is a однушка or a полуторка. Commented Nov 30, 2016 at 11:45
  • @DK., ну это обычно студия.
    – bipll
    Commented Dec 1, 2016 at 23:45

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Not exactly bedrooms, just two rooms, a living room + a bedroom constitute а двушка

Just to clarify хрущёвка refers to the type of building, not to an apartment, but for convenience of brevity it all has been lumped into a single term which includes designation of both the type of an apartment and the type of building

Another way is too verbose and thus uncommon

дом хрущёвской постройки

or the complete term unpacked

двухкомнатная квартира в доме хрущёвской постройки

Another point is that if by concrete you mean constructed of panels, it's not the only type of хрущёвкa as there're brick-made хрущёвки as well

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