It never ceases to amaze me how many Spanish differences exist for a word. This one is straight-forward for the most part, with one word dominating throughout Spanish countries. For that reason, all you need to do is to learn one word, but you may hear some of the others so it helps to be familiar with them. Here are some Spanish synonyms for trash can.
6 Spanish Language Words for TRASH CAN
1. cesto – México
2. tacho – this word is for Argentina, and perhaps Uruguay. It is also used in Perú.
3. zafacón – you will only ever here this from a Puerto Rican or a Dominican. To learn more about the origin of this word, read a related post here.
4. basurero – this is the most common word of the group and will be recognized in almost every country
5. papelera – Spain
6. caneca – Colombia
In the featured video, I cover the first five terms above and its a good opportunity for you to hear the Spanish pronunciation of those words.
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