In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(plain) papel de envolver masculine(decorative) papel de regalo masculine
- Woolworths in Regent Street has several aisles of Christmas selection boxes, decorations and wrapping paper.
- With more than 100 shopping days still to go, Christmas cards and wrapping paper are already on sale.
- Rian sighed and placed a fairly large present wrapped in silver wrapping paper back on top of the table.
- I purchased a wedding present and some wrapping paper earlier today.
- He ripped off the purple wrapping paper and let it drop to the floor, whereupon it was attacked by Alex's cat, and best friend, Mookie.
- He pulled out a small, rectangle-shaped box, wrapped in pink wrapping paper, with a white bow tied around it.
- Tossing my bags on my bed, I got down on my hands and knees and found some wrapping paper in a container on the floor.
- Christmas cards and festive season wrapping paper were on sale, a sure sign that the big shopping spree is just around the corner.
- I must purchase a suitable gift for the host child, plus card and wrapping paper.
- Handmade wrapping paper can make presents look distinctive and personal.
- In time, the pile of presents had been reduced to wrapping paper and a table full of varying things.
- Tomorrow is my birthday and I heard the tantalizing rustle of wrapping paper this evening shortly after being told to stay in the kitchen out of the way.
- This appeal urgently needs wrapping paper and volunteers to help pack the gifts which will be shipped abroad.
- She collected their gifts from the back of her car, two boxes with elaborate bows and ribbons and textured wrapping paper.
- The box was covered in wrapping paper, and it truly looked like a present after all that hard work.
- Create your own gift tags and use stamped brown craft paper for wrapping paper.
- Curious, she stroked the creamy wrapping paper before ripping it off to reveal a lovely black velvet book.
- Crafts will be on sale in the craft workshop including hand-woven and knitted goods and handmade cards, wrapping paper and badges.
- Maria has opened her birthday gifts and the coffee table is covered with wrapping paper and the presents.
- Mice had invaded the boxes and made nests out of old shoelaces and wrapping paper.
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