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"Brelocul are trei chei."

Translation:The key chain has three keys.

January 5, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkFuller7

British English is "key ring"! I suppose we will all learn to speak American.


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

well, also in Romanian, the word ”breloc” is quite a neologism (from french breloque, http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/breloque), which hasn't much to do with a key chain or key ring, but it is more like the amulet (pendant, toy, mickey mouse, cheap jewelry, etc) that you hang around your neck on a chain, or wrist, or you can also hang on a key ring or key chain. By extrapolation, people use the term as the ring/chain itself, it is so new in the language that people don't know what to make of it... :)

see https://dexonline.ro/definitie/breloc


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmmaMitche89062

There was no need to downvote Mark Fuller. I am also British, and it can be a pain for us having Duolingo set up in American English, and also that the Spanish course is in Latin American Spanish. Sorry for whingeing, but it can get to you, being marked wrong so many times when you are right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DevG07

Actually, key ring is common in America as well. Key chain is not frequently used.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen305160

I would disagree from my experience as an American who had lived in five different states, and visited more than half of them. Perhaps in your locality, ring is more common than chain, but i have rarely heard someone say "key ring"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cosmo-pedant

When I try "key fob", people look at me "funny". splittongue well explains the meaning of "fob" in his comment above.


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

In Australian English we have key rings and key chains. Neither one sounds more British or more American than the other and both are simply descriptive with a key ring being as simple as just a metal ring, possibly with a fob attached while a key chain will have a chain so that one end may be attached to clothing and the other end will usually have a ring with multiple keys but could I suppose also have just one key.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bert473677

Why would I want to know the Romanian for key chain, when I still haven't learned common words like house or street?

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