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    #1

    How to say this?

    Hi,

    I wonder how native English speakers describe the kind of materials that you use to preservate the food that you haven't finished. Most of the time you use it to keep the food from getting the smell of the fridge. Also to keep the food fresh.

    Here is an imgae.

    May I have your opinion?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: How to say this?

    Do you mean the thin plastic sheet over the glass bowl?

    If so, it can be called plastic wrap, cling film, cling wrap or food wrap.

    I have also heard it called “saran wrap” and “glad wrap”, although those are actually names of brands, not the product in general.

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    #3

    Re: How to say this?

    I do mean that.

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: How to say this?

    In AmE, "Saran Wrap" has become a proprietary eponym, that is, no matter what brand of plastic wrap is used, most people will still refer to it as "Saran Wrap."

    Likewise, when we store leftovers in a plastic container with a lid, a lot of folks will refer to it as a "Tupperware" container, even if it's not made by Tupperware.

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