chalk
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chalk(
chak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (writing instrument)
a. la tiza
(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).
You can't use chalk to write on a whiteboard.No puedes usar tiza para escribir en una pizarra blanca.
b. el gis
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
She drew hearts on the blackboard with a piece of red chalk.Dibujó corazones en la pizarra con un gis rojo.
2. (mineral)
a. la creta
(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).
England was known as Albion because of the chalk of the White Cliffs of Dover.Inglaterra era conocida como Albión por los acantilados blancos de creta de Dover.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to use a piece of chalk)
a. escribir con tiza
The teacher chalked some sentences on the blackboard.La profesora escribió algunas oraciones con tiza en la pizarra.
4. (sports)
a. entizar
The player chalked the cue before every shot.El jugador entizaba el taco antes de cada tiro.
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chalk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mineral)
a. la creta
(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).
2. (for blackboard)
a. la tiza
(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).
b. el gis
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
they are as different as chalk and cheeseno se parecen ni en el blanco de los ojos
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
not by a long chalkni de lejos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (mark)
a. trazar or marcar con tiza
5. (write)
a. escribir con tiza
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chalk [tʃɔːk]
noun
(Geol) creta (f); (for writing) tiza (f); gis (m); (Méx)
a (piece of) chalk una tiza (f); un gis (m); (Méx)
by a long chalk (Britain) de lejos
not by a long chalk (Britain) ni con mucho; ni mucho menos
to be as different as chalk and cheese ser como el día y la noche
they're as different as chalk and cheese
transitive verb
[+message] escribir con tiza; [+luggage] marcar con tiza;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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