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"Escritorio" is a noun which is often translated as "desk", and "borrador" is a noun which is often translated as "draft". Learn more about the difference between "escritorio" and "borrador" below.
escritorio(
ehs
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kree
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toh
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ryoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (furniture)
a. desk
Es más fácil hacer la tarea en un escritorio que la mesa de la cocina.It is easier to do homework at a desk than at the kitchen table.
b. bureau (United Kingdom)
El escritorio de la reina Isabel está hecho de roble.Queen Elizabeth's bureau is made of oak.
2. (office)
a. office
Mi abogado tiene un escritorio en el centro de la ciudad.My lawyer has an office downtown.
3. (computer)
a. desktop
Haz clic en el ícono de la aplicación en el escritorio.Click on the application icon on the desktop.
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borrador(
boh
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rrah
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dohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (provisional version)
a. draft
Este es el primer borrador de mi proyecto.This is the first draft of my project.
b. sketch (of a drawing)
Hice varios borradores antes de decidirme por un diseño.I made several sketches before deciding on a design.
2. (object for erasing)
a. eraser
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No lo borres con la mano. Utiliza el borrador.Don't erase it with your hand. Use the eraser.
b. rubber (United Kingdom)
El borrador continuamente desaparecía del salón de clase.The rubber constantly disappeared from our classroom.
c. duster
Con las nuevas pizarras interactivas, los borradores parecen cosa del pasado.With the new interactive whiteboards, dusters appear to be a thing of the past.
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