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I'm looking for unfoldable umbrella. Options
bihunsedap
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:30:34 AM

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I went to the shop and find an umbrella.

All the displya umbrella is foldable.

"I'm looking for unfoldable umbrella." I told the sale assistant.

How do I express natural if I want a different type of foldable umbrella.

FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:38:56 AM

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From my experience, it seems to me that native speakers of English use "collapsible" to describe the brollies like you have described as "foldable".
So I guess I would use "noncollapsible" for the umbrellas that you have just described as "unfoldable".

You can also use the word "collapsible" to describe a certain type of chair that you can fold compactly.

I have brought the definition of the word from the TFD as below.

col·lapse (kə-lăps′)
v. col·lapsed, col·laps·ing, col·laps·es
v.intr.
1. To fall down or inward suddenly; cave in.
2. To break down suddenly in strength or health and thereby cease to function: a monarchy that collapsed.
3. To fold compactly: chairs that collapse for storage.




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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:03:56 AM

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TFD:

Umbrellas can be divided into two categories: fully collapsible umbrellas, in which the metal pole supporting the canopy retracts, making the umbrella small enough to fit in a handbag; and non-collapsible umbrellas, in which the support pole cannot retract and only the canopy can be collapsed.


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srirr
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:05:42 AM

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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
TFD:

Umbrellas can be divided into two categories: fully collapsible umbrellas, in which the metal pole supporting the canopy retracts, making the umbrella small enough to fit in a handbag; and non-collapsible umbrellas, in which the support pole cannot retract and only the canopy can be collapsed.


If you are in Asia, non-foldable or non-collapsible umbrella may mean a third type, in which neither the metal (or wooden) pole collapses nor the canopy. It is a symbol of ancient Japanese culture. In India, it was used decades ago. A variant can be seen even today in some hilly areas or remote villages.




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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:10:02 AM

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srirr wrote:
If you are in Asia, non-foldable or non-collapsible umbrella may mean a third type, in which neither the metal (or wooden) pole collapses nor the canopy.

They must be difficult to store!


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