"Purse" (cartera/bolso) is the big hand bag usually for women. "Wallet" (billetera) is the small hand bag to keep the money and usually for men.
Yeah, I'm confused by this as well. As an American expat living in the UK, I know they mean different things in the two countries. I wonder if there are also regional variations in the Spanish speaking world? It sounds like cartera means wallet/coin purse and bolso means hand bag/what Americans call a purse?
Although I'm reviewing to catch up on the crown system, I keep trying to put an accent over the "u" in azul, because I always hear it pronounced with the accent on the last syllable. Usually, the accent of a Spanish word is on the next-to-last syllable, unless shown by an accent mark to be elsewhere, correct?
Not exactly. In Spanish, the stress naturally falls on
if the word ends in a vowel, 'n', or 's', the second to last syllable (e.g. pollo, beben, coches)
if the word ends in any other letter, the last syllable (e.g. mujer, actriz)
If a word does not follow these rules, it needs an accent mark over the accented vowel (e.g. corazón, lápiz).
In this case, "azul" ends in a constant besides 'n' or 's', so stress would fall on the last syllable, and since it is pronounced that way no accent mark is needed.