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

Translation:我的朋友要买一袋苹果。

December 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Justin360988

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Keith_APP

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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