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    Name of a bag

    I'm looking for a name of this bag:

    raportówka DZIADKA W?ADKA A4 | czajkaczajka

    It's inspired by miltary style. But it's not a haversack. It's rather for carrying messages.

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    #2

    Re: Name of a bag

    A handbag?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Name of a bag

    not a teacher

    If you gave me one (yes please) I would say "Thank you very much for the satchel".

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    #4

    Re: Name of a bag

    The BrE translation of the website says it is a "satchel bag". "Shoulder bag" would also be an acceptable alternative in AmE.

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    #5

    Re: Name of a bag

    I'd call it a messenger bag.
    Shoulder bag is too generic.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #6

    Re: Name of a bag

    Evidently it is cool.

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    #7

    Re: Name of a bag

    Quote Originally Posted by renard View Post
    The BrE translation of the website says it is a "satchel bag". "Shoulder bag" would also be an acceptable alternative in AmE.
    I would just say satchel, without bag.

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    #8

    Re: Name of a bag

    In the UK, it's a messenger bag, a despatch bag or a courier bag.
    I wouldn't use satchel - they are traditionally carried in the hand, not on the shoulder. However, I notice from a quick Google search that many satchels now come with a shoulder strap so perhaps the word does work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Name of a bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would just say satchel, without bag.
    Agreed. A "satchel" will be a bag anyways, so a "satchel bag" is redundant. A "shoulder bag" or "messenger bag" (or other kinds of descriptive words with various meanings) should be used with "bag" to clarify. You can carry a "satchel" but you cannot carry a "shoulder".

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