"Cups and plates are tableware."

Translation:Чашки и тарелки — это посуда.

November 12, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ema439209

Is the это needed in this sentence or is it optional? (I am doing the pick an option exercise so I cannot test it)

March 6, 2017

[deactivated user]

    This sentence sounds very unnatural without «это».

    March 7, 2017

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

    what is the difference between стакан and чашка?

    November 12, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      Стака́н is usually made of glass and has no handle.

      Here's an illustration:

      чашка и стакан

      November 12, 2015

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

      how would I tell the difference for translation purposes without context "cup of tea" vs "cup of water" or maybe Стака́н should more represent "glass"?

      November 12, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Yes, «стакан» is usually translated as 'glass'.

        • cup of water = ча́шка воды́,
        • cup of tea = ча́шка ча́я / ча́шка ча́ю,
        • glass of water = стака́н воды́,
        • glass of tea = стака́н ча́я / стака́н ча́ю (to drink this, you'd probably need a glass holder — подстака́нник, otherwise the стакан will get too hot; unless you're drinking cold tea, but it's not popular in Russian-speaking world)
        November 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shani.gorm

        I have never heard the word "tableware", even after 30 years of American and some international English. I am a native speaker. Posuda is "dishes" or even "kitchenware" which is less specific

        March 18, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicMuW38

        @shani.gorm. - I've just seen your interesting comment. Thank you very much indeed. Very helpful!

        September 5, 2018

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pye20

        tableware [ table +‎ -ware ], similarly to [ Inter + -National ] and [ Kitchen + -ware ] is a compound word.

        tableware ‧ table +‎ -ware ‧ 1799 ‧ en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/tablewareen.wiktionary.org/wiki/tablewarewww.etymonline.com/word/tablewarecommons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:History_of_tableware

        ‧ Ware Wear Compound words ‧ tableware ‧ silverware ‧ dinnerware ‧ lunchware ‧ flatware ‧ stemware ‧ glassware ‧ cookware ‧ kitchenware ‧ housewares ‧ homeware ‧ bakeware ‧ hardware ‧ crystalware ‧ brassware ‧ pewterware ‧ hollowware ‧ teaware ‧ jasperware ‧ bathware ‧ warehouse ‧ software ‧ firmware ‧ middleware ‧ adware ‧ malware ‧ ransomware ‧ spyware ‧ corningware ‧ tupperware ‧ formalwear ‧ sleepwear ‧ loungewear ‧ casual_wear ‧ sportswear ‧ en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/

        ‧ Ware ‧ Old English waru ‘commodities’, of Germanic origin, perhaps the same word as Scots ware ‘cautiousness’, and having the primary sense ‘object of care’; related to ware ‧ en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ware

        www.tiffany.com.au/accessories/tableware/
        www.wedgwood.co.uk/tableware/
        www.royalcrownderby.co.uk/tableware/
        www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/en/tourists/events/dome/tableware-festival.html
        ‧ modern tableware industry hallmarks ‧ Bert De Munck ‧ www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00076791.2012.683422scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=0A6HrngAAAAJ&hl=en

        collections.burghley.co.uk/collection/a-group-of-important-cut-glass-tableware-with-silver-gilt-mounts-1800-1801/

        ‧ 1891 Scientific American ‧ books.google.com/books?id=vYQ9AQAAIAAJ
        ‧ 1890 ‧ Patent ‧ books.google.com/books?id=2CQ2AQAAIAAJ
        ‧ Treasury ‧ 1903 ‧ books.google.com/books?id=HuhgoBkrNLsC
        ‧ 1918 ‧ books.google.com/books?id=8HYAAAAAYAAJ

        December 18, 2018
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