una cartera

Matumic January 22, 2008, 1:54 pm
Can "una cartera" be used as a wallet, as well as a purse?

Cheers
una cartera
Mauricio March 26, 2008, 8:16 pm
Hi Oli,

Not a 100% sure on that one, in Chile we use "Billetera" for wallet and "Cartera" for a woman’s handbag or purse... but I think in some places, they may use “cartera” for everything... not sure.

Kind regards,

Mauricio
una cartera
Trucker October 5, 2009, 3:12 pm
Go here: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=cartera

The dictionary at the site I linked to is proving to be extremely helpful for me.

Hope that helps you.
una cartera
Cristian-Montes-de-Oca September 24, 2011, 1:00 am
hola!!!

In Mexico we use the word "cartera" for a lot of diffrent things.
One of them is the mens wallet...."La cartera de hombre"
So if you come to Mexico, you can use "cartera" for talking about a wallet, or also "billetera" which comes from the word "billete" or bill (as in dollar bill).
"Cartera" comes from "carta" or letter...so its the bag you put the letters, mail or postcards that is used by the mailman or postman (in England ).
una cartera
Mohammed-B1 June 4, 2013, 5:40 pm
hola
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naomi-t2 October 11, 2013, 11:04 pm
I think it can be used for both- I used another language program before this one and they used cartera for wallet.
una cartera
bills-c October 25, 2013, 5:15 pm
una cartera
victoria-rocket-spanish-tutor November 26, 2013, 10:56 pm
In Mexico it means wallet, but in other Spanish speaking countries, Argentina for example, it means handbag.

Saludos,
Victoria
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