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Old January 22, 2008, 04:08 AM
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For blanket, some use colcha or endredon. For doorknobs I've heard pomo and perilla but I think it depends on where the knob is located on the door, and if I'm not mistaken sometimes picaporte is used(if the perilla is not round). For faucet I've heard grifa but use pluma and I am sure there are other words that may be more internationally understood. A bathroom sink is a lavamono.
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Blanket: manta:
blanket cover: colcha/edredón
doorknob: pomo de puerta/picaporte
door handle: manilla/tirador
door knocker: aldaba/tirador/picaporte
faucet: grifo
bathroom sink: lavamanos
Kitchen sink: Fregadero
toilet: inodoro, váter, excusado o taza de baño
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Old January 22, 2008, 10:16 AM
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Thank you, Sosia. I could not remember the word manilla. I was thinking it was manija or clavija.
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Old January 22, 2008, 10:17 AM
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I have learned some of the same words:

Blanket - manta (my friend said, "What are you trying to say"? )
Sink - fregadero (my friend says this is a wash board, not a sink)
Bathroom sink - lavabo (This was a free-standing sink, not one with a counter top or double sink. Can I use this word to mean both?)

What about stove and refrigerator? I've learned:

Stove - Cocina (showed a stove in a home)
Oven - Horna (showed a large brick oven used in a pizzeria)
Refrigerator - Frigorífico (my Mexican friends don't like this word)

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Old January 22, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Brenda,
Your Mexican friends will prefer nevera over frigorífigo which sounds kind of industrial. Some older people from the Caribbean will use frigidaire for refrigerator. I use estufa for stove and horno for oven.
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In Mexico:

refrigerator - refrigerador
fridge - refri
blanket - cobija
stove - estufa
oven - horno
doorknob - manija or perilla
faucet - llave (de agua)
sink - lavabo
bathroom sink - lavabo del baño
kitchen sink - fregadero
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blanket = cobija, cobertor, frazada
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Old January 22, 2008, 02:38 PM
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I have learned some of the same words:

Blanket - manta (my friend said, "What are you trying to say"? )
Sink - fregadero (my friend says this is a wash board, not a sink)
Bathroom sink - lavabo (This was a free-standing sink, not one with a counter top or double sink. Can I use this word to mean both?)

What about stove and refrigerator? I've learned:

Stove - Cocina (showed a stove in a home)
Oven - Horna (showed a large brick oven used in a pizzeria)
Refrigerator - Frigorífico (my Mexican friends don't like this word)

Thanks!
Sink - fregadero . washboard is lavadero
Bathroom sink - lavabo/lavamanos (I usually use lavabo)
¿¿not one with a counter top or double sink?? photo??
stove: estufa (for warming) horno (for cooking)
oven: horno
refrigerator: frigorífico/nevera/refrigerador

I remember: This is the common usage in Spain. Other countries/regions can use other words. And some words can have different meanings with other words. For example: I can say "cámara frigorífica" (cold-storage room) or "cámara refrigeradora" but no "cámara nevera".
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Sorry for mixing you up, Poli

with Sosia. I have heard manija for a door handle (knob that isn't round).
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Old January 23, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Yes marsopa, poli already said manija.
door handle: manilla, manija, it's like manilla
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Hola. Por aquí a ''mop'' le llamamos ''palo de trapear'' o ''trapeador''.

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