Types of Containers: Containers and Quantities Vocabulary

Useful containers and quantities vocabulary with pictures and examples. When learning a new language, it is important to be able to refer to the different types of containers in order to be able to ask for certain things. For example, you might need to ask for a tin of beans or a mug of tea. These words will not only greatly expand your vocabulary but they can be used in a whole host of different situations and conversations. They will be very useful when you are out shopping and can help you to understand when this type of information is presented to you.

Containers and Quantities Vocabulary

A container is any receptacle or enclosure for holding a product used in storage, packaging, and shipping.

Types of Containers

  • Mug
  • Cup
  • Glass
  • Jug
  • Jar
  • Tin (U.K) – Tin can (U.S)
  • Can
  • Bottle
  • Packet
  • Carton
  • Liter
  • Bag
  • Dozen
  • Tube
  • Spray can
  • Spray bottle
  • Loaf
  • Slice
  • Bar
  • Piece
  • Tub
  • Pack
  • Bunch
  • Bowl
  • Kilo
  • Box
  • Tray
  • Roll
  • Six–pack
  • Blister pack
  • Package
  • Basket

Learn these types of containers to improve your English vocabulary.

Containers and Quantities Vocabulary with Pictures

Mug

She filled her mug with orange juice.

Cup

A full cup must be carried steadily.

Glass

The more women look in their glass, the less they look to their house.

Jug

She filled the jug with fresh water.

Jar

She opened up a glass jar of plums.

Tin (U.K) – Tin can (U.S)

Careful with that open tin/ tin can, it’s got a very sharp edge.

Can

How much sugar is in a can of cola?

Bottle

I bought him a bottle of drink in return for his kindness.

Packet

packet of white powder was found and police scientists are analysing it.

Carton

Every carton of yoghurt is stamped with a sell-by date.

Liter

liter of gas have less mass than a liter of water.

Bag

He packed a few things into a bag.

Dozen

Eggs are sold by the dozen.

Tube

Give the tube of toothpaste a squeeze.

Spray can

This spray can be used against weevil and other crop pests.

Spray bottle

Tom drove to the store and bought three cans of insect spray bottle.

Loaf

I went to the baker’s to buy a loaf of fresh bread.

Slice

She took a slice of chocolate cake and smothered it in cream.

Bar

I bought a bar of soap in the supermarket.

Piece

Can you manage another piece of cake?

Tub

I love soaking in a hot tub.

Pack

pack of cigarettes lasts him two days.

Bunch

I bought a small bunch of bananas.

Bowl

The hungry boy gulped down the bowl of soup.

Kilo

Apple costs five dollars a kilo.

Box

I can’t lift this box — will you help me please?

Tray

He brought her breakfast in bed on a tray.

Roll

She put some margarine on her roll.

Six–pack

I’ve bought a six-pack coca cola.

Blister pack

The capsules are packaged in blister packs, with each sheet containing five capsules.

Package

The postman brought me a large package.

Basket

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

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