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"Inks" is a form of "ink", a noun which is often translated as "la tinta". "Pencils" is a form of "pencil", a noun which is often translated as "el lápiz". Learn more about the difference between "inks" and "pencils" below.
ink(
ihngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance)
a. la tinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like pens with erasable ink, because they leave too many smudges.No me gustan los bolígrafos con tinta que se puede borrar porque dejan demasiados borrones.
2. (computing)
a. la tinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My graphic design company is interested in buying a new ink jet printer.Mi empresa de diseño gráfico está interesada en comprar una impresora nueva de chorro de tinta.
3. (animal)
a. la tinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many cephalopods, like octopi and squids, have ink sacs as a defense mechanism.Muchos cefalópodos, como los pulpos y los calamares, tienen bolsas de tinta como mecanismo de defensa.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(body art)
a. los tatuajes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lisa has some awesome ink.Lisa tiene unos tatuajes impresionantes.
b. el tatu
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Who did your ink?¿Quién te hizo el tatu?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (typography)
a. entintar
Before there were printers, plates were inked in order to copy books.Cuando no había impresoras, se entintaban planchas para copiar libros.
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pencil(
pehn
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suhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (office supplies)
a. el lápiz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Would you lend me a pen or pencil?¿Me prestarías un bolígrafo o un lápiz?
b. el lapicero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I need to sharpen my pencils.Necesito sacarle punta a mis lapiceros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to draw with a pencil)
a. dibujar a lápiz
She was sitting in the park, penciling a sketch of a bird.Estaba sentada en el parque, dibujando a lápiz un boceto de un pájaro.
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