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"Escritorio" is a noun which is often translated as "desk", and "tiza" is a noun which is often translated as "chalk". Learn more about the difference between "escritorio" and "tiza" 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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tiza(
tee
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (writing instrument)
a. chalk
Mi profesora de matemáticas solo usaba tiza amarilla para escribir en la pizarra.My math teacher would only use yellow chalk to write on the blackboard.
2. (billiards)
a. chalk
Cuidado que la tiza no deje manchas azules en la superficie de la bola blanca.Be careful that the chalk doesn't leave blue stains on the cue ball's surface.
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