"The elephant is made of plastic."

Translation:Der Elefant ist aus Plastik.

May 17, 2017

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


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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