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"Pizarrón" is a noun which is often translated as "blackboard", and "pizarra" is a noun which is often translated as "chalkboard". Learn more about the difference between "pizarrón" and "pizarra" below.
pizarrón(
pee
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sah
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rrohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (writing surface)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. blackboard
La maestra escribió el dictado en el pizarrón.The teacher wrote the dictation on the blackboard.
b. chalkboard
El maestro usó tizas de colores para dibujar las figuras en el pizarrón.The teacher used colored chalk to draw the shapes on the chalkboard.
c. board
Voy a escribir la frase en el pizarrón para que la copien.I'm going to write the sentence on the board for you to copy.
d. whiteboard
Estos son los rotuladores que usamos para escribir en el pizarrón.These are the markers we use to write on the whiteboard.
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pizarra(
pee
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sah
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rrah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (writing surface)
a. chalkboard
Los especiales del día están en la pizarra que hay fuera del restaurante.The daily specials are on the chalkboard outside the restaurant.
b. blackboard
El profesor escribió en la pizarra con tiza blanca.The teacher wrote on the blackboard with white chalk.
c. board
María, escribe la frase que te voy a dictar en la pizarra, por favor.Maria, write the phrase I'm going to dictate to you on the board, please.
d. whiteboard
¿Alguien tiene rotuladores de borrado en seco para la pizarra?Does anyone have dry erase markers for the whiteboard?
2. (board displaying score)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. scoreboard
La pizarra dice que perdieron el partido 27 a 32.The scoreboard says they lost the game 27 to 32.
3. (mineral)
a. slate
Un techo de pizarra puede durar más de cien años.A roof made of slate can last for more than a hundred years.
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