Biro

USAGE NOTE
This word may also begin with a lowercase letter.
Biro(
bay
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ro
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g., iPod).
(registered trademark)
(general) (United Kingdom)
a. el bolígrafo
(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).
(M)
A bloke in the doctor's surgery asked if I had a Biro I could loan him.Un tipo en el consultorio del médico me pidió prestado un bolígrafo.
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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Berta asked for a Biro to sign the document.Berta pidió un lapicero para firmar el documento.
c. la birome
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
I scratched my face with a Biro and it left a big mark.Me rasqué la cara con una birome y me quedó un rayón.
d. el esferográfico
(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).
(M)
(Andes)
Tony took notes with a Biro.Tony tomó apuntes con un esferográfico.
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Biro[ˈbaɪrəʊ]
noun
(Britain) bolígrafo (m); birome (f); (S. Cone)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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