In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stiff) cartón masculine(thin) cartulina feminine
- As Michael packed tins of beans, soup and spaghetti into cardboard boxes he nervously looked around.
- Last week I left several glass wine bottles in my green bin along with paper and cardboard.
- In the western town of Ghansi, hundreds live in shacks made of plastic and cardboard tied together.
- Think about the glass, plastic and cardboard packaging that goes in the bin and could be recycled.
- Again the council can provide boxes to store cardboard and plastic bottles awaiting disposal.
- Oh, goodness but I'm fed up with trying to make serviceable postal boxes out of old cardboard.
- Swindon Council provided households with a box for cardboard, paper and other recyclables.
- Anyway, the new bike arrived this morning, all swathed in cardboard and plastic wadding.
- The duo have dispensed with plastic CD casings and fashioned their covers from stiff cardboard.
- I would sit and think about what picture I wanted to paint, look at my large piece of cardboard and my paints.
- They produce all that plastic and cardboard; they ought to be actively responsible for getting rid of it.
- Many houses are made of reed mats, plywood and plastic with cardboard filling the gaps.
- Most people will be aware that there is little demand for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass.
- Foss Islands is the only place in York to take plastic and cardboard.
- The main structure is made out of wood and cardboard and is covered in plasticine before being painted.
- Others favoured a more traditional design using cardboard and green fabrics.
- He finally got a grip on the foreign object, which felt like paper or cardboard.
- The ventilators are blocked, and roof tiles have caved in and have been replaced by paper and cardboard.
- We made mailboxes out of construction paper and cardboard and put them on our desks.
- Besides, the big cardboard box it came in was my only cabinet for a fair while.
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