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Spanish translation: cajas de cartón

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06:36 Jun 12, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: cartons
A container is capable of holding a number of smaller containers or shipping cartons or boxes.
Gladys Martell
Spanish translation:cajas de cartón
Explanation:
cartons son cajas de cartón, a diferencia de boxes que son cajas de cualquier material.

Suerte! :-)
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Elinor Thomas
Local time: 07:43
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EXPLANATION. NOW I UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE.

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Summary of answers provided
nacajas de cartón
Patricia Lutteral
naCajas de cartón o cajas de otro material
Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
nacaja de cartón, cartón
Davorka Grgic
nacajas de cartón
Elinor Thomas


  

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6 mins
cajas de cartón


Explanation:
cartons son cajas de cartón, a diferencia de boxes que son cajas de cualquier material.

Suerte! :-)


    Babylon Eng-Spn
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EXPLANATION. NOW I UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE.
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7 mins
caja de cartón, cartón


Explanation:
sometimes also envase.

HTH


    Collins
Davorka Grgic
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Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
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10 mins
Cajas de cartón o cajas de otro material


Explanation:

I think this is how you should translate this phrase.

"boxes" can mean any box made of any material.

And "cartons" mean boxes specifically made of carton.

And obviously in the original text they distinguish them.

Good luck!


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Cecilia Coopman, M.A. in Translation
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:43
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PRO pts in pair: 136
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11 mins
cajas de cartón


Explanation:
"Un contenedor puede guardar una cantidad de cajas de cartón o contenedores más pequeños."
Box es caja de cualquier material, y carton es caja de cartón. A su vez, una caja es también un contenedor, de modo que la traducción que te propongo contempla todo el significado del original; no hace falta que transmitas exactamente la estructura del original.

Suerte y saludos,

Patricia



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Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 07:43
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
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