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21:00 Mar 12, 2002
English to Indonesian translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: scavenged materials
the homes of the poorest are built of flimsy materials: bamboo, cardboard, chicken wire, newspaper, tin cans, boards and other scavenged materials. The gaps in the walls let in some air but the ground is wet, they have a bench to sleep on, for they are often close to rivers which flood knee deep. Apart from the bench there is only a rack for clothing and dishes.

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4 +1barang sampahPDelima
4barang-barang bekas yang masih dapat dipakai
Lanny Utoyo

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barang-barang bekas yang masih dapat dipakai

According to the context, the materials used are things that are already used and might have been discarded, but still usable or even can be recycled. The person who collects these things are called "pemulung."

Lanny Utoyo
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barang sampah

Actually theay are 'sampah' whether you can recycle them or not.

Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: Native in IndonesianIndonesian, Native in MalayMalay

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