Quick answer
"Wallet" is a noun which is often translated as "la cartera", and "purse" is a noun which is also often translated as "la cartera". Learn more about the difference between "wallet" and "purse" below.
wallet(
wa
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liht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for keeping money)
a. la cartera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't have any cash in my wallet.No llevo efectivo en mi cartera.
b. la billetera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Like every proud grandfather, I carry pictures of my grandchildren in my wallet.Como todos los abuelos orgullosos, llevo fotos de mis nietos en la billetera.
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purse(
puhrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (handbag)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la cartera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You should not carry such a heavy purse.No deberías llevar una cartera tan pesada.
b. el bolso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her purse and shoes match.Su bolso y sus zapatos se coordinan.
c. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I always carry my passport in a pocket in my purse.Siempre llevo mi pasaporte en un bolsillo en mi bolsa.
2. (coin purse)
a. el monedero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think I have some change in my purse.Creo que tengo algunos sueltos en mi monedero.
3. (financial)
a. el erario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many were not in favor of the costs being covered from the public purse.Muchos no estaban a favor de que los costos se cubrieran del erario público.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pucker)
a. fruncir
He pursed his lips after biting the lemon.Frunció los labios después de morder el limón.
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