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French translation: porte-billets

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16:14 Sep 25, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Billfold vs. wallet
I am trying to find what the difference is between the two terms above. I understand that a billfold is a wallet for paper money that they use in the U.S.?

How would you translate each of these terms (I know that wallet is "portefeuille" but I would think that so is billfold...)
Louise Atfield
French translation:porte-billets
Explanation:
A billfold is usually made of leather and has a clip in the middle to secure the bills. So you actually clip the bill then you fold it in half. That is why they call it a billfold.



porte-billets s CORRECT,MASC


DEF - Petit portefeuille où l'on range uniquement les billets de banque.


Wallet :- A small, flat folding case, usually of leather, containing several compartments of varying sizes and sometimes with a snap or zipper closure. s
OBS - Function: Used to carry paper money and coins. Also used to carry photographs, credit cards, keys, a driver's licence, etc.
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kecikyle
Canada
Local time: 09:46
Grading comment
Merci beaucoup. J'avais trouvé la réponse sur l'internet aussitôt après avoir posté cette question mais vous me la confirmez.
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porte-billets


Explanation:
A billfold is usually made of leather and has a clip in the middle to secure the bills. So you actually clip the bill then you fold it in half. That is why they call it a billfold.



porte-billets s CORRECT,MASC


DEF - Petit portefeuille où l'on range uniquement les billets de banque.


Wallet :- A small, flat folding case, usually of leather, containing several compartments of varying sizes and sometimes with a snap or zipper closure. s
OBS - Function: Used to carry paper money and coins. Also used to carry photographs, credit cards, keys, a driver's licence, etc.


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kecikyle
Canada
Local time: 09:46
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 28
Grading comment
Merci beaucoup. J'avais trouvé la réponse sur l'internet aussitôt après avoir posté cette question mais vous me la confirmez.

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