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"The elephant is made of plastic."

Translation:Der Elefant ist aus Plastik.

May 17, 2017

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

Is there a difference between Plastik and Kunststoff? Would one be more 'proper' than another in this sentence? Danke!


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

In everyday speech both are often used synonymously. In the sciences, however, one differentiates between the two given that Plastik only describes synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects.

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