Translation of cartera in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 1.1 (billetera — de hombre) wallet, billfold (inglés norteamericano/American English) ; (— de mujer) wallet, purse, billfold (inglés norteamericano/American English)
1.2 (para documentos) document case, briefcase; (de un colegial) schoolbag, satchel; (de un cobrador) money bag; (de un cartero) sack, bag 1.3 (América del Sur/South America) (bolso de mujer) purse (inglés norteamericano/American English) handbag (inglés británico/British English)
- 2 [Comercio/Business] [Finanzas] portfolio tener algo en cartera to have sth in the pipeline o lined up o planned
- 3 [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] [Política/Politics] (cargo) portfolio [lenguaje periodístico/journalese]; (departamento) department le ofrecieron la cartera de defensa he was offered the post of defense secretary, he was offered the defense portfolio el titular de la cartera de Salud the head of the Department of Health, the Minister for Health, ≈ the Health Secretary ([ in UK ]) en la sede de la cartera laboral at the headquarters of the Department of Employment
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A patera is a boat with a shallow draft, used by illegal immigrants, known as balseros, to cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain.