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Wallets

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:36 pm

Hi you guys! Which sentence is correct between "1. This wallet has quite a lot of pockets" and "2. This wallet has quite a lot of compartments" in the following links? I post two links in case one of them is faulty.

http://www.vinamhanghieu.net/2016/04/vi ... trong.html (The second picture)

http://www.dathiet.com/vi-bop-da-bo-tha ... -navi.html (The second picture)

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:13 pm

According to wiki they're card slots. I've never called them anything - I just use them.
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Post by Bobinwales » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:02 pm

I would call them pockets.
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Post by tony h » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:53 am

I had no idea so I looked up a couple of adverts for wallets.

https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/con ... 51785_INTL

Esteemed 137-year-old brand Connolly is famous for its top-quality leather, which has been used to upholster the seats of classic cars, the House of Commons and the desks of the British Library. This 'Hex' wallet is bordered with neat white stitching and detailed with two silver studs. The interior is fitted with an array of card slots and slip pockets for keeping your notes secure.

From another:

Zip around wallet in check print coated canvas featuring gold tone metal hardware, a font logo emboss, leather zip puller, twelve credit card slots, two slip pocket and centre zipped pocket.
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Re: Wallets

Post by Phil White » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:22 pm

You can't argue with what the manufacturers say! The bits you keep your credit cards in are "card slots" and the bits you keep your notes in are called "(slip) pockets".

But if I was in a store choosing a wallet with a friend, I would possibly call them "compartments" or "pockets". More probably, I would just say something like "this one has plenty of space for all my credit cards".
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Post by tony h » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:17 pm

Phil White wrote:More probably, I would just say something like "this one has plenty of space for all my credit cards".
A similar recent scenario. "Have you got those plates that cover key-holes? "Do you mean an escutcheon?"
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Re: Wallets

Post by Phil White » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:20 pm

Gesundheit!
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Re: Wallets

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:49 pm

Thank you all for your input
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