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"Do you see this plant?"

Translation:Ви бачите цей завод?

November 25, 2015

9 Comments


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

Plant can be both рослина (green plant) and завод (factory).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmango2

Yeah, I think factory should be the preferred translation of завод, but it seems that they only accept plant in sentences with завод.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainbowVomit911

We have a different translation for factory so no, it shouldn't be preferred. Завод — Plant. Фабрика — Factory.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmango2

Interesting. I had to look up the difference between a plant and a factory. Still, it seems like usage varies between regions, at least in American English. If not preferred, I think factory should at least be accepted. What exactly is the difference between фабрика and завод?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainbowVomit911

In general фабрика is for light industry production and завод is for heavy industry production.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmango2

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. It doesn't help me that in at least one case, Spanish (which similarly has the words planta & fábrica), uses them differently from Ukrainian консервний завод vs. fábrica de conservas (cannery in English).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RainbowVomit911

My definition has also other exceptions. Beer is produced on пивоварний завод, not on пивоварна фабрика, for example.

Here is a comparison Фабрика vs Завод {in Ukrainian}.


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

It's also молокозавод and хлібозавод


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

Yes it should! It doesn't matter whether there are other translations or no. The point is that the word 'plant' by itself is confusing as its most common definition is a totally different thing and therefore it could easily make the learners totally misunderstood the meaning of the sentence. Whereas there is no such problem with the 'factory' word. So jmango2 is totally right. 'Factory' should always be the preferable translation for 'завод'.

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