"Ложка это посуда?"

Translation:Is a spoon tableware?

November 30, 2015



Why is "silverware" not accepted here? Is there a different way to say that in Russian than посуда?

April 13, 2016


What is wrong with "Is this spoon tableware?"

November 30, 2015


The absence of the demonstrative pronoun эта in the Russian phrase.

November 30, 2015


"is spoon tableware" does not make any sense in english. it would either be "is this spoon tableware", "are spoons tableware" or in a specifically language learning environment "is 'spoon' [the name of] a tableware". i'm honestly not understanding what this russian phrase is trying to convey, if it is a real russian phrase. but again, "is spoon tableware" is not correct in english.

December 23, 2015


The given phrase shown now (3 Jan 2016) is "Is a spoon tableware?", which makes much more sense.

January 3, 2016


It's still a very odd English sentence in my opinion. We would be far more likely to say "Is a spoon a type of tableware". Even that is a strange thing to ask!

September 3, 2016


Thank you for a speedy and helpful reply

November 30, 2015


"is a spoon cutlery" Is that ok? Marked as wrong. Tableware (the correct answer) is the same, surely.

December 11, 2016


"Cutlery", unlike "tableware" and "посуда", is limited to the forks/spoons/knives, that kind of thing, so it's not a great translation.

December 11, 2016


I came here to see whether this was explained. Thanks.

April 22, 2019


I have never used the word "tableware" in my life and probably haven't used of the word "cutlery" in my life. I would call knives, forks and spoons "eating utensils." I would also count them among dishes, as in the phrase "let's do the dishes". I certainly wouldn't consider skipping the knives forks and spoons because they don't count as dishes.

June 14, 2018


лОжка is correct, but not a ложкА

September 24, 2018


Why not "Is the spoon a utensil" ?

January 3, 2016


Посуда generally means tableware, glasses, dishes, etc. However "Utensil" means a tool associated with a task, and is rarely seen without describing what it is for unless it is implied (e.g. cooking utensil, fishing utensil, office utensil).

January 16, 2016


What a horrid pronunciation. I couldn't understand what he was saying. And then when I saw the words . . . he mispronounced лошка, saying лошКА

September 5, 2018



January 13, 2019


Never heard anyone use the word tableware in this context.

June 18, 2018


can we omit это in this sentence? Or is there supossed to be a jyphen after ложка. Because I don't get this sentence at all.

January 15, 2016


you always use это when you're defining something, from what i gather. hasn't failed me yet.

April 19, 2017


May we accept: "Is a spoon cookware"? I find this sentence very logic but, being not a native English speaker, I imagine it might sound weird to native speakers.

November 4, 2016


It is very weird, yes, not least because the grammar is stilted and awkward. In real-life it would be more natural to ask something like: "Do you consider spoons to be cookware?" or 'Do you think of spoons as cookware?'

Even then it sounds strange - To me "Cookware" is a word typically used by department stores to name the department that sells pots and pans and stuff like that - you wouldn't really use the word at home - unless you were asking something like "Does XYZ Shop have a cookware department?"

A spoon is a utensil :)

November 7, 2016


Can't imagine asking anyone this. Wth?

April 30, 2017


Ложка это столовый прибор.

March 30, 2018


In a previous question in this section, "crockery" was accepted as a valid translation of "посуда", so why isn't it accepted here? It's irritating and common inconsistencies like this that are making me doubt whether to continue with DL.

April 26, 2018


DL won't accept "cookware" either, despite quoting the term as an alternative to "tableware". Come on DL, please get someone to check for consistency before posting this stuff!

April 26, 2018


Does anyone really even say this in Russian???

April 2, 2016


"Is a spoon tablewear?" is exactly what I'm typing and it keeps saying it's wrong.

November 12, 2018


this is the strangest sentence in English. under what circumstances would anyone say that?

April 1, 2019
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