If u know Spanish it some times help. "las mujeres hablan de la cartera". De la is da in Portuguese meaning "of the".
Is da de + a?
da = de + a....... used for feminine nouns
do = de + o...... used for masculine nouns
So, is "carteira" the same when referring to a woman's handbag?
handbag = bolsa
Is a female postman a "carteira " or still "carteiro". I was thinking that the women where talking about the post(wo)man.
The feminine version is "carteira".
*Remember that "carteira" can also mean "wallet" or "desk".
We tend to refer to men's wallets and women's purses..... why is purse not accepted?
"Carteira" is a wallet. A purse is "bolsa."
How would we know there is an invisible 'the' before 'carteira' ? Is it because 'carteira' is singular ?
da = de (of) + a (the)
Could "carteira" be a "postwoman"?