Not sure what the approved translations are, but for "The refrigerator is running", I would say "Le réfrigérateur est en marche", meaning it is not switched off. Pretty funny, though, the comparison!
The fridge runs / is running... but Duo pulled the plug out and it stopped right here!
It should. In America at least, saying "the refrigerator works" implies it might have previously been broken. Refrigerators run, they dont work.
Haha just for your info. In indonesia if we say something is working well, we'll say "televisi itu berjalan" berjalan in french is pretty much marcher in france.
So i can remember this easier because it have the same logic with what my country do
Running says it is currently working. Works just says that it functions, NOT that it is actually in operation at the moment. Works says that it is functional, but does NOT say that it is currently in operation. At least in the US ... LOL