"Cups and plates are tableware."

Translation:Чашки и тарелки — это посуда.

3 years ago

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what is the difference between стакан and чашка?

3 years ago

[deactivated user]

    Стака́н is usually made of glass and has no handle.

    Here's an illustration:

    чашка и стакан

    3 years ago

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    lannjenks
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    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"?

    3 years ago

    [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)
      3 years ago

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

      1 year ago

      [deactivated user]

        This sentence sounds very unnatural without «это».

        1 year ago

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        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

        8 months ago

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

        3 months ago
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