English translation: pencil holder

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German term or phrase:Stifteköcher
English translation:pencil holder
Entered by: Joanne Parker
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19:10 Jan 8, 2003
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
/ stationery
German term or phrase: Stifteköcher
It's part of a stationery set. Obviously for pens and pencils etc. Would we just call this a pen holder in English?


Joanne Parker
Local time: 23:52
a pencil holder
rather than pen, as "Stifte" refers more to Bleistifte.
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4 +7a pencil holder
5pen holder
Anca Nitu
3Pencil Cup



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a pencil holder

rather than pen, as "Stifte" refers more to Bleistifte.

Local time: 00:52
Native speaker of: German
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Great, thanks very much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hermann
16 mins

agree  jerrie: pencil holder (or desk tidy if it's got lots of little spaces for things!)
46 mins

agree  TonyTK: or "pencil cup"
48 mins

agree  Trudy Peters: Coffee mug in my case :-)
1 hr

agree  Nicole Tata: pen holder
1 hr

agree  Pro Lingua
4 hrs

agree  schnuppe
12 hrs
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pen holder

I think pen is the best translation for Stift
Bleistift = pencil
Stift = pen - cil, pen - s, ball point pen usw.

Anca Nitu
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Pencil Cup

In an online office supply catalog by national retailer "Staples":

Office Supplies / Desk Organizers & Accessories / Desktop Organizers, Holders and Accessories / Desktop Pen, Pencil and Paper Clip Organizers / Eldon Super Pencil Cups /
Eldon Super Pencil Cup, Clear

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