"Ga i fenthyg dy rwber?"

Translation:May I borrow your eraser?

August 11, 2016

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Americans are probably taken aback by this...

August 11, 2016

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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.

August 11, 2016

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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...

August 11, 2016

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

August 12, 2016
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