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Old June 30, 2009, 01:54 PM
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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".

Sounds so familiar...
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For ramen noodles, for example, we call a "pack" of ramen noodles. For those tiny servings of ketchup a restaurant gives you in the drive-thru, we call them "packages" of ketchup. For a food item that is wrapped in a more complicated manner, we use "package" (with the ketchup example being the exeption).
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Old June 20, 2011, 04:52 AM
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A small cardboard box is a 'carton', but with the emphasis strongly on the first syllable, unlike its Spanish equivalent.
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I thought sobre was envelope in English. Now i know its a small container like a bag pouch etc.
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Old June 21, 2011, 03:15 AM
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Hmm, 'un sobre' is an envelope, a small bag or pouch sounds more like 'un paquete' to me!
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A "sobre" is usually an "envelope" but it can also be a "packet", as in those little "sugar packets" they use in the cafeterias. Those are "sobres de azúcar".

I wouldn't translate "bag" and "pouch" as "paquete".
"Paquete"
is "package" or "parcel" depending upon which size of the Atlantic you're at, or "pack" as in "a pack of cigarettes" - (un paquete de cigarrillos)

"Bags" and "pouches" are "bolsas". When they're small we just say "bolsitas".

I believe a "pouch", depending on its size and also the usage, can be a "talego", at least in my country.

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I also thought "sobre" can mean "super". No?
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I also thought "sobre" can mean "super". No?
Yes, the prefix sobre- means super- in many cases:

Sobrecargo - sobreimponer.. etc
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