"My friend wants to buy a bag of apples."


December 18, 2017



What are the situations where you use 袋 as opposed to 包? In a different question, I used 一包苹果 and was marked as correct, but in this one it said I had to use 一袋苹果

December 18, 2017


Check back if it is still the same. Sometimes Duo changes answer silently. After all it's in beta.

There is no strict definition for 袋 and 包, just 袋 tend to be open or closed but not sealed; 包 tend to be closed, and sealed.

I had mentioned in another thread that when I saw apples being sold in a supermarket in sealed plastic bags, by habit I would still call them 袋.

December 18, 2017
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