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"Kunststoff oder Glas?"

Translation:Plastic or glass?

February 27, 2013

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

Is "Kunststoff" more commonly used than "Plastik"?


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

In spoken language, Plastik is more common. Kunststoff is more of a technical or formal term, as far as I can tell.


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

Thank you. I'd encountered only "Plastik" before, and wondered what was going on.


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

Is it also more general? As in "synthetic material"?


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

It may be regional. In the south of Germany I've definitely heard Kunststoff in conversation.


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

Would Kunststoff literally be "art stuff"?


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

It sounds to me as well. However, it also means artificial stuff, hence, by extension, plastics


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

More like artificial material.


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

Ich mag deine untersetzen ! Literally es SpaƟ macht


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

The shopping bag choices of the future.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fritz41369

Glass! Always glass.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZXXX3

why is synthetic for Kunstoff wrong according to duo?


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

"synthetic material" was accepted

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