In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1estuche (para lápices) masculineplumier masculine Spaincartuchera feminine Argentinaalcancía feminine Uruguay
- She reached over and took out a black ball-point pen from her school pencil box.
- Rebecca took out her pencil box and set it onto the table.
- A new kind of pencil box seems to have caught the fancy of children.
- Her pencils were pre-sharpened, thanks to her mother's careful packing of her pencil box the night before.
- She picked out a pencil from her pencil box and began to draw.
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