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Kenny同志

So I have a question after reading this thread: too risky to sublet in China

Skylee wrote:

My question is not about noun/verb. It is about whether it is right to say you "sublet" a place when you rent a place from someone who sublets it.

Roddy replied:

It is technically incorrect, but a common informal usage.

My question is, in good, concise English, how I should say a person wants to let a flat he rented from another one holding the property by lease.

I shall be obliged if you could help me.

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daofeishi

Do you mean the person is looking for a sublet/wants to rent a sublet?

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Kenny同志

Thank you Daofeishi.

I mean the person wants to let the flat to another person.

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daofeishi

I think you would refer to that as "subletting the apartment"

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jasoninchina

Just to clarify, we're talking about subletting a sublet, right? If this is the case, I would say subletting a sublet. Or subleasing a sublease. :lol:

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Kenny同志

Thanks, Daofeishi and Jason. I think it's "subletting a sublet" or "subleasing a sublease", as Jason said.

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