Dish washer in French

DeborahA1Kwiziq community member

Dish washer in French

Which is correct - un lave-vaisselle or une machine à laver la vaisselle?

Asked 1 week ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Deborah,

Lave-vaisselle  --  Dish washer

Machine à laver la vaisselle  --  Plate washer or dishwashing machine

 

I believe that the former is everyday usage.

https://www.wordreference.com/enfr/dishwasher

Jim

 

 

DeborahA1Kwiziq community member

Thank you Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Interestingly, it is also correct that is “la (une) machine à laver la vaisselle” (féminine) but “le (un) lave-vaisselle”. The same “gender switch” occurs with “ la machine à laver” and “le lave-linge” (among others). 

DeborahA1Kwiziq community member

Thank you Maarten, very helpful!

Dish washer in French

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