I Got Stuck with my son's homework!!!Urgent!!

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I can't remember if there is another word to translate MESABANCO (muchos lo conocen como pupitre) The only thing I can think is DESK'? Any other option''

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updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by Erika-Barrera

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Erika Barrera-Whitney said:

exactly I'm looking for the english word and they are talking about the chair and table kids use in school, the kind they use in Mexico, a chair with a litle piece like a paddle or something, to write on or get support to write''!!

Well, I have no idea what kind of desks they have in Mexico, but we had desks like that when I was in elementary school in good old Missouri. I know what you mean, it's a particular kind of desk, but I'm not coming up with a particular term for it. A school supply web site calls them "chair desks," but if you said that to me, I wouldn't know what it meant. Guess you're just going to have to say "school desk," or describe it, unless someone else has a flash of inspiration.

updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by Natasha
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It dawned on me that she was looking for an English translation. I added workbench or worktable as poor alternates to desk, but for some reason the edit didn't post. No loss.

Natasha said:

Quentin said:

[url=http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&osCsid=cf42f50112f9539fae1fc2f659cabb5]http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&amp...[/url]If this picture is accurate it does seem to be a type of desk. I assume the word is some combination of mesa=table and banco=bench.It is not an "escritorio" either so that rules out my limited vocabulary. Hope a native speaker comes along to help you.

Erika is bilingual, but I think she was looking for the English word.The picture just looks like a school desk to me . . . but I'm not very good at word games!

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updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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I think my 2 options are like you said desk or workbench, thank you.

Natasha said:

What is his homework, a crossword puzzle or something? or a picture'desk, pulpit, bench, workbench, picnic table''?

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updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by Erika-Barrera
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exactly I'm looking for the english word and they are talking about the chair and table kids use in school, the kind they use in Mexico, a chair with a litle piece like a paddle or something, to write on or get support to write''!!

Natasha said:

Quentin said:

[url=http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&osCsid=cf42f50112f9539fae1fc2f659cabb5]http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&amp...[/url]If this picture is accurate it does seem to be a type of desk.I assume the word is some combination of mesa=table and banco=bench.It is not an "escritorio" either so that rules out my limited vocabulary. Hope a native speaker comes along to help you.

Erika is bilingual, but I think she was looking for the English word.

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updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by Erika-Barrera
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Quentin said:

[url=http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&osCsid=cf42f50112f9539fae1fc2f659cabb5]http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&amp...[/url] If this picture is accurate it does seem to be a type of desk.

I assume the word is some combination of mesa=table and banco=bench.

It is not an "escritorio" either so that rules out my limited vocabulary. Hope a native speaker comes along to help you.

Erika is bilingual, but I think she was looking for the English word.

The picture just looks like a school desk to me . . . but I'm not very good at word games!

updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by Natasha
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What is his homework, a crossword puzzle or something? or a picture?

desk, pulpit, bench, workbench, picnic table'''

updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by Natasha
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[url=http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&osCsid=cf42f50112f9539fae1fc2f659cabb5]http://www.sierra-madre.com/popup_image.php'pID=384&invis=3&amp...[/url]

If this picture is accurate it does seem to be a type of desk.

I assume the word is some combination of mesa=table and banco=bench.

It is not an "escritorio" either so that rules out my limited vocabulary. Hope a native speaker comes along to help you.

updated SEP 18, 2008
posted by 0074b507