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"Dibujo" is a noun which is often translated as "drawing", and "gráfico" is a noun which is often translated as "graph". Learn more about the difference between "dibujo" and "gráfico" below.
dibujo(
dee
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boo
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hoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (illustration)
a. drawing
Ese dibujo hermoso en el refrigerador es el trabajo de mi sobrina.That beautiful drawing on the refrigerator is my niece's work.
2. (activity)
a. drawing
Nunca he sido muy buena para el dibujo, pero estoy tomando un curso.I've never been very good at drawing, but I'm taking a class.
3. (design)
a. pattern
El dibujo en tu bufanda es muy bonito, pero ¿qué es?The pattern on your scarf is very pretty, but what is it?
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gráfico(
grah
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fee
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koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (mathematics and commerce)
a. graph
El gráfico muestra el crecimiento de la participación femenina en la fuerza laboral.The graph shows the growth of women's participation in the labor force.
b. chart
Hicimos un gráfico con los resultados del análisis.We plotted the results of the analysis in a chart.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (visual)
a. graphic
Algunos conceptos se entienden mejor mediante una representación gráfica.Some concepts are better understood through a graphic representation.
3. (expressive)
a. graphic
Cuéntame lo que pasó pero, por favor, ahórrate los detalles demasiado gráficos.Tell me what happened, but please spare me the more graphic details.
gráficos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (computing)
a. computer graphics
Estoy haciendo un curso de gráficos para ayudarme con los folletos del negocio.I'm doing a course in computer graphics to help me with the promotional material for my business.
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