I like to listen to NERU's Vocaloid songs, but I realized that several of his songs had two words translated the same way. Those are ガラクタ and ゴミ. I think ゴミ can be used to talk about taking garbage bags out to be taken, but in the means of the word "trash" alone, what is the difference?

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Trash is generally ゴミ but ガラクタ can mean reusable/recyclable materials like metal scraps, etc. like those you can see in a junkyard. Even ゴミ could be reusable depending on the person, but just trying to explain the general difference. One man's garbage is another man's treasure, so they say.

p.s. I don't know who NERU is and what a Vocaloid song means.

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