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"Escritorio" is a noun which is often translated as "desk", and "pizarra" is a noun which is often translated as "chalkboard". Learn more about the difference between "escritorio" and "pizarra" 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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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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