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cartera
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cartera(
kahr
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teh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (for money)
a. wallet
Me regalaron una cartera de piel para mi cumpleaños.I got a leather wallet for my birthday.
b. billfold
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Sacó la tarjeta de crédito de su cartera.He took his credit card out of his billfold.
2. (bag)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. purse
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Guardó las gafas en su cartera.She put her glasses away in her purse.
b. handbag (United Kingdom)
Me compré una cartera nueva para la fiesta.I bought a new handbag for the party.
3. (for documents)
a. briefcase (with a handle)
El abogado sacó el contrato de la cartera.The lawyer took the contract out of his briefcase.
b. portfolio (without a handle)
El maestro de música siempre trae una cartera bajo el brazo.The music teacher always carries a portfolio under his arm.
4. (for students)
a. satchel (university)
Me voy a comprar una cartera nueva este año; esta está totalmente desgastada.I'm going to buy a new satchel this year; this one is totally worn out.
b. schoolbag (school)
Los niños metieron los libros en las carteras.The kids put their books in their schoolbags.
5. (commerce)
a. portfolio
Tenemos una amplia cartera de clientes.We have a large client portfolio.
6. (finance)
a. portfolio
El valor de la cartera de valores subió en el último año.The value of the stock portfolio has increased in the last year.
7. (government)
a. department
Es responsable de la cartera educativa.He's responsible for the education department.
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cartera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para dinero)
a. wallet
b. billfold
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (para documentos)
a. briefcase
3. (sin asa)
a. portfolio
4. (de colegial)
a. satchel
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener algo en carterato have something in the pipeline
6. (com, fin & pol)
a. portfolio
cartera de pedidosorders in hand
cartera de valoresportfolio
7. (bolso)
a. handbag (United Kingdom)
b. purse
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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cartera
1 (monedero) [de hombre] wallet; billfold; (EEUU) [de mujer] purse; billfold; (EEUU)
2 (Latinoamérica) (bolso) handbag; purse; (EEUU)
3 [de colegial] satchel; schoolbag
4 (para documentos) briefcase
en cartera in the pipeline
tenemos en cartera varios proyectos we have several projects in the pipeline
tienen en cartera la emisión del nuevo producto tenemos en cartera la creación de un nuevo motor tenemos en cartera varios casos por resolver la empresa tiene otras novedades en cartera
cartera de mano briefcase
5 (Política)
renunció a la cartera de Cultura he turned down the post of Minister of Culture; el actual titular de la cartera de Interior the present Minister of the Interior; ministro sin cartera minister without portfolio
6 (Com) (Economía)
cartera de acciones stock portfolio; share portfolio
el fondo de pensiones de Banesto y el valor de su cartera de acciones de empresas industriales
cartera de pedidos order book
cartera de valores securities portfolio
7 (Cos) (en bolsillo) pocket flap
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