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"Har kontoret en kopimaskin?"

Translation:Does the office have a copy machine?

September 8, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamcrover

Is 'copy machine' actually used in American English then. I'm English and I have never heard it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellenspeaking

I have never heard "copy machine" in USA or UK..... perhaps "photocopy machine" thirty years ago, when it was a very new thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MassaMolotoV

What do English men say?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeckyFalb

Americans usually call it the copier or sometimes refer to it as xerox (a brand name of copiers).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NilMarkas

I've heard "xerox" used most often. It's kinda' like "bandaid."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhianna414022

And occasionally papercopier


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Candidandelion

English women say "photocopier".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuttFitness

I (from USA) only say copier or Xerox machine. Never copy machine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Skilpadda

In my experience "copy machine" is not unusual in the U.S.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martha518834

Not all printers have scanners, and not all scanners are printers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bookmole

I'm guessing then that scanner is something quite different?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CommissarFeesh

A scanner makes a digital copy. A photocopier makes a paper copy. They both use some of the same technology though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louise_the_Lotus

To me, scanner is anything that scans. A copy machine has a scanner inside it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chronomatex

Some printers use the same scanner to make photocopies.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dom856

I've never heard copy machine before. If its the terminology used in the us then i actually think this makes more sense as a translation because kopimaskin and copy machine are basically the same word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariekjex

Why is Xerox machine not allowed? It is in the tips, it says that the translation of kopimaskin is either copy machine, Xerox machine or something else, but it doesn't accept Xerox machine. Also, what is the difference between a copier and a copy machine (skriver vs kopimaskin)?

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