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Autor:  Fran
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Data:  13/JUL/2009 2:09 PM
Assunto:  A note on modern life: roupas no varal
 
Mensagem: 

Dale,

 

Yes, "tanque de lavar roupas" is a "laundry sink". In Brazil every house and apartment have one.

 

For the average Brazilian that description of how people in Costa Rica use their "pilas" would be the description of "indigenas" or some Asian groups.

 

I am sure that there are people in Brazil in some specific regions who would use their "tanque de lavar roupa" as the Costa Ricans would use their "pilas". 

 

Washboard (tábua de lavar ou tábua de lavar roupa) can come already built in the cement tanks.

 

Oh, before I forget there's the "ralo".

 

I have heard stories of Brazilian ladies who moved to the U.S. and wanted to "wash" their kitchen or bathroom floor only to realize later on that they didn't have a "ralo" (drain hole) in the middle of the bathroom floor.

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
roupas no varal  –  Tia Esmeralda  11/JUL/2009, 8:34 PM
roupas no varal  –  qualquerum  11/JUL/2009, 9:45 PM
Roupas no varal.  –  PPAULO  11/JUL/2009, 11:49 PM
roupas no varal  –  Dale-CR  12/JUL/2009, 12:47 AM
roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  12/JUL/2009, 12:52 AM
roupas no varal  –  N.N  12/JUL/2009, 6:53 PM
roupas no varal  –  Breckenfeld  12/JUL/2009, 7:32 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Fran  12/JUL/2009, 7:56 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  12/JUL/2009, 11:27 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  13/JUL/2009, 12:18 AM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Dale-CR  13/JUL/2009, 12:41 PM
 A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Fran  13/JUL/2009, 2:09 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  13/JUL/2009, 3:14 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Fran  13/JUL/2009, 3:39 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Dale-CR  13/JUL/2009, 3:58 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  13/JUL/2009, 10:20 PM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Fran  14/JUL/2009, 1:26 AM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Dale-CR  14/JUL/2009, 1:38 AM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  N.N  14/JUL/2009, 9:01 AM
A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  14/JUL/2009, 11:21 AM
to PPAULO, A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Fran  14/JUL/2009, 2:09 PM
to Dale, A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  Fran  14/JUL/2009, 2:40 PM
to Dale, A note on modern life: roupas no varal  –  PPAULO  14/JUL/2009, 10:35 PM

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