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Waeschekugel

English translation: laundry ball

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German term or phrase:Waeschekugel
English translation:laundry ball
Entered by: Michael Grunwald
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04:22 Oct 29, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Waeschekugel
Supermarket store purchasing order:
I assume you put laundry in it and it goes into washing machine
soraya
laundry ball
Explanation:
no, you put your detergent into it and it goes in the machine
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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 20:04
Grading comment
Thanks - there seems to be TWO types of laundry ball:
1. as you describe (and what is meant in my translation)
2. a magic coloured solid ball which the manufacturers (fraudulently, according to some US courts) claim help wash clothes just by being in the machine.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1laundry ball
Alison Schwitzgebel


  

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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
laundry ball


Explanation:
no, you put your detergent into it and it goes in the machine

Alison Schwitzgebel
France
Local time: 20:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 3409
Grading comment
Thanks - there seems to be TWO types of laundry ball:
1. as you describe (and what is meant in my translation)
2. a magic coloured solid ball which the manufacturers (fraudulently, according to some US courts) claim help wash clothes just by being in the machine.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daniela Mühling: Yes it's called a laundry ball, but it's not as you describe. See http://www.watershed.net/laundryball.html
56 mins
  -> yes, I see what you mean, but it's also what our family calls those "detergent container".
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