Why cannot say "purse" instead of bag?
bag -> Tasche
purse -> Handtasche
But that is just nitpicking in my opinion
More confusing for an American than a Brit, perhaps? In the UK, purses contain credit cards and small change, and go into handbags. In America, billfolds or pocketbooks contain credit cards and small change and go into purses.
Why cant we say that bag instead of this bag ?
I'd guess you should be able to.
Doesn't Tasche also mean pocket? It did earlier in the lessons. So 'The woman needs this pocket' should be correct, shouldn't it? I certainly need pockets.
That's what I said.
of course she does...
I also think that "purse" should be accepted in lieu of "bag"