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"coș de gunoi"

Translation:trash can

December 3, 2016

12 Comments


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

'Bin' should be accepted as standard British English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nic496324

or rubbish bin/bin as in the UK...


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

Or waste basket...


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

dust bin / dustbin should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sue781295

I agree - and 2 years later it still isn't accepted!


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

Typically in US <<trash can>> is for the outdoor trash disposal and << waste basket>> is for the indoor, in the rooms, offices etc. Just saying. May be I am wrong, but then again I am wright.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexusD90

Gunoi is from Slavic gnoy (hniy)


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

People in the UK never use the expression trash can. Variations of the word bin are used, eg dustbin, rubbish bin or just bin.


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

Yes, exactly. And it's the same in Ireland: we'd say (dust- / rubbish-) bin, not trash can or garbage can.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coriander18

We say bins in the South of England. Outdoor ones used to be dustbins, now just bins; indoor ones in kitchen =bin; can use bin or waste-paper bin/basket in the main rooms though there's not much waste paper now; in the office it's bin.


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

"Trash can" is definitely American. No English person would ever use the expression. "Waste paper basket" please!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ANfg91

I just love cos de gunoi - it just sounds exactly like what it is! Gunoi expresses the gunk which is being scraped into a bin perfectly!

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