cardboard box

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by seitt, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Hi

    What do you call a cardboard box, e.g. of the kind used to pack one's belongings when one is moving house?

    "Karton kutusu" - or simply "karton" on its own? Or something else again?

    Best

    Simon
     
  2. spiraxo

    spiraxo Senior Member

    istanbul
    turkey, turkish
  3. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks - 'koli' rings a bell - is it ever used on its own to mean 'parcel'?
     
  4. spiraxo

    spiraxo Senior Member

    istanbul
    turkey, turkish
    Yes, It means parcel.

    TDK
    koli Fr. colis a. 1. Posta paketi. 2. İçinde türlü eşya bulunan çeşitli büyüklükte paket: “Üst üste yığılmış kutular, açılmamış koliler arasında üstünkörü bir yaşam, geçici ve idareten.” -E. Şafak.
    Güncel Türkçe Sözlük

    WR
    parcel n(package) paket, koli i

    :)
     
  5. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks - so, if your Turkish wife tells you one morning, "Postacı sana bir şey getirdi," is it correct and natural Turkish to ask her, "Mektup mu koli mi?"?
     
  6. spiraxo

    spiraxo Senior Member

    istanbul
    turkey, turkish
    Yes, it is correct and natural to ask that way.

    :)
     
  7. seitt Senior Member

    Turkey
    English/Welsh
    Many thanks, all the best!
     

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