LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||13/JUL/2009 2:09 PM|
|Assunto:||A note on modern life: roupas no varal|
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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