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English translation: (wooden) block

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Swedish term or phrase:kloss
English translation:(wooden) block
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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18:46 Oct 22, 2007
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Other / kloss (in this context)
Swedish term or phrase: kloss
Again, backtranslation of questionnaire about the behaviour of children with learning difficulties. Sentence reads:
Tar ut föremål (t.ex. kloss eller klädnypa) i sin förpackning eller behållare.
The copy of Norstedts I have says either block or a great hulk, neither of which fit here. I've no idea what the translator from English into Swedish means - advice and opinions appreciated.
Helen Johnson
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:32
(wooden) block
Explanation:
May be made of plastic nowadays rather than the traditional wood.

Engström confirms.
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 03:32
Grading comment
Thanks, Sven (I have no kids ;)
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +3(wooden) block
Sven Petersson


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
(wooden) block


Explanation:
May be made of plastic nowadays rather than the traditional wood.

Engström confirms.

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 03:32
Meets criteria
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 221
Grading comment
Thanks, Sven (I have no kids ;)

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agree  Transcrit
37 mins
  -> Tackar ödmjukast!

agree  Madeleine MacRae Klintebo: Yep, my son had a trolley like this http://www.elc.co.uk/toy-34322?&category_id=920&parent_categ... when he was a toddler (only his blocks were more like this http://www.oldfashionedblocks.com/alphabet_abc_blocks.html)
40 mins
  -> Tackar ödmjukast!

agree  Tim Kynerd: In the context, I'd say in all likelihood this is the kind of toy block children play with.
2 hrs
  -> Tackar ödmjukast!
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Nov 4, 2007 - Changes made by Sven Petersson:
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