"Одна ручка кастрюли сломана."

Translation:One of the pot's handles is broken.

November 4, 2015

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"One handle of the pot is broken" definitely makes sense in English. Isn't this the most literal translation?? (reported)


Agree. Their variant in russian is "Одна из ручек кастрюли сломана".


Why do we have to specify "SAUCEpan"? Anybody I know (in USA) would just say "pan". But DL didn't like it.


It's strange, seeing as a saucepan typically only has one handle anyway. IMO a кастрюля is more of a pot than a pan.


just 'pot' is the best answer. 'Soup pot' is a type of кастрюля


"Pot" or "casserole" would be better translations. "Saucepan" is usually smaller and with one longer handle. If I am not mistaken «кастрюля» includes saucepans as well as larger cooking pots. This can add to the confusion.


That is right. Saucepan has one handle, so 'One of the saucepan's handles is broken' is an impossible sentence in English as it suggest that there are more than one handles and the item is not a saucepan.


“ One handle of the pot is broken" is a better translation!


Hmm... "One soup pot's handle is broken" doesn't sound quite right to me: that suggests that you have a few different soup pots in front of you, and one of them has a broken handle. It also implies that the broken one is the only handle that soup pot has. The other correct solution - "One of the saucepan's handles is broken" - comes much closer to the meaning of the Russian sentence, I think. In everyday speech, you might also hear a noun used as an adjective in this situation ("One of the pot handles is broken").


Are you kidding me? I'm supposed to use "soup pot", instead of just "pot"? In the previous exercise "pot" was proposed as the correct answer!


Way back in the olden days, we were taught that in English inanimate objects could not possess anything, hence one should never use the possessive; instead inanimates take the genitive. "One handle of the pot is broken."


And 'pot' grammatically doesn't take a possessive 's, inanimate


I have two saucpans that each have two handles. We always refer to them as saucpans as we also have frying pans, milk pans, a skillet and a steamer the base of which has two handle of equal size as does each of the two steam sections on top. All of them are heated on the hob.


'Pan' should definitely be accepted here - it is what almost all British English speakers would say.
Yes, some might say 'saucepan', but I don't know any who would say 'pot'!

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