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"Ga i fenthyg dy rwber?"

Translation:May I borrow your eraser?

August 11, 2016

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

Americans are probably taken aback by this...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
Mod
  • 2011

Yes and really the English word 'rubber' is disappearing from the language, in the context of school equipment, and being replaced by 'eraser'. Thanks for pointing this out, I've changed them all to 'eraser' as the best translation.


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

Reminds me of the time I was tutoring a kid, teaching her English... We went over school equipment vocab and I needed to give her the English equivalent of מחק mákhak. I thought about it a bit and said it‘s ‘rubber’ in the UK and ‘eraser’ in the US and I reeeaaally hope she remembers...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
Mod
  • 2011

Yes, the other way around could be embarrassing :-)

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