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09:54 Dec 16, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: tanque (para lavar roupa)
O uso de tanques para lavar roupa na América do Sul, neste caso no Brasil, é bem conhecido. No hemisfério norteamericano, onde a roupa é lavada em máquinas de lavar roupa, esta palavra é desconhecida, a menos que se use "washtub". Sugestões, por favor.
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na +1washtub/ laundry sink
Carla Sherman
nawashtub, laundry sinkxxxJon Zuber
nawashtub
Donna Sandin


  

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11 mins
washtub


Explanation:
I don't know any other word for this. I realize that in many cases, the "tanque" is actually a built-in sink, or set of twin sinks, outside the house rather than a separate portable tub. Washtub should do it. Washboard is the term for the ridged surface built into a tanque OR for a separate plank with such a surface (usually a metal ridged surface)

Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 09:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1104

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5 hrs
washtub, laundry sink


Explanation:
If it's fixed, it's a sink, not a washtub. This in spite of the name "bathtub".

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 19

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1 day10 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
washtub/ laundry sink


Explanation:
In my experience, both words will do. You can use any of them: washtub or laundry sink.

Carla Sherman
United States
Local time: 06:39
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 18

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agree  michael howard: Either will do - i'm going to use 'laundry sink' for a while, I guess it flies OK.
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