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DailyWord June 29, 2009 03:07 AM

Sobre
 
This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for June 29, 2009

sobre (masculine noun (el)) — envelope. Look up sobre in the dictionary

Abrí el sobre, y ¡qué sorpresa me llevé!
I opened the envelope and what a surprise!

AngelicaDeAlquezar June 29, 2009 09:48 AM

¿Cómo se refiere uno en inglés a los sobres en los que se empacan algunos alimentos deshidratados (sopas, frijoles, salsas...)? ¿"Bag"?

poli June 29, 2009 09:55 AM

vacuum packed/sealed envelope,

Rusty June 29, 2009 10:01 AM

Yes, you can say bag. Even though it may be vacuum-packed/sealed bag, most of us just call it a bag.

From preparation directions:
Pour contents of bag into boiling water ...

AngelicaDeAlquezar June 29, 2009 10:05 AM

Thank you both! :rose:

Once I wasn't understood when I said "envelope", but it was a group of non-native speakers, so I had to ask now. :D

Tomisimo June 29, 2009 11:31 AM

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I would normally call something like that a bag. If I needed to be more specific, I would describe it as vacuum-packed, sealed, or something similar. If you're talking about the smaller sobres of powder to make drinks (tang, kool-aid, etc), I would use "packet".

For example, in the following pictures, I would call that a "packet/bag of (dehydrated) soup" and a "packet of tang".

poli June 29, 2009 12:12 PM

psst! I don't know how all of us gringos forgot the most common term:duh:: pouch:o
All the responses we gave you were right. It's just that pouch is the best term. I'm sorry I wasn't quicker.

AngelicaDeAlquezar June 29, 2009 01:10 PM

Thank you so very much!! I will know all the alternatives for a future occasion. =)

CrOtALiTo June 29, 2009 01:38 PM

Enveloped is used as Sobre de Carta, or Sobre de papel to buy the in the store.

Tomisimo June 30, 2009 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poli (Post 40488)
psst! I don't know how all of us gringos forgot the most common term:duh:: pouch:o
All the responses we gave you were right. It's just that pouch is the best term. I'm sorry I wasn't quicker.

Yes, "pouch" is good to. If I say things out loud, it helps me think of the best/most common way of saying things.... but the people around me will think I'm a bit off my rocker if I'm staring at the computer screen muttering "packet of tang, bag of tang, envelope of tang, pouch of tang". :D


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