Quick answer
"Dibujo" is a noun which is often translated as "drawing", and "pintura" is a noun which is often translated as "painting". Learn more about the difference between "dibujo" and "pintura" below.
dibujo(
dee
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boo
-
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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pintura(
peen
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too
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (artwork)
a. painting
La pintura que cuelga en su oficina es una obra de Picasso.The painting that is hanging in his office is one of Picasso's works.
2. (substance for painting)
a. paint
Tenemos que mezclar las pinturas para lograr el color deseado.We have to mix the paints to get the desired color.
3. (fine arts)
a. painting
La pintura es una de sus aficiones favoritas.Painting is one of her favorite hobbies.
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