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carpman22 United Kingdom Local time: 02:46 PRO pts in pair: 17
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Explanation: Bidón - drum (Collins)
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Explanation: Normally when the 'bidón' is used, it refers to a plastic container which can be of any size up to 10lts approximately. Going beyond that capacity it would be more common to call it a jerry can. If the 'bidón' refers to a metal container, then depending on size, it would be a can, jerry can or drum.
Atacama Australia Local time: 10:46 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 64
Explanation: A "bidon" is actually a "large plastic container", that may sound a little too general, so instead, if you want to be more specific, you can put... BOTTLE!!!
In SouthAmerica we have "BIDONES de agua", "de vino" (wine containers!) and even gas!!, we carry gas in bidones in the trunk of the car, just in case the car runs out of gas in the highway!!!
Hope it helps!
Supermom Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in pair: 7