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pencil(
pehn
-
suhl
)
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 write)
a. apuntar
There were several notes penciled in the margins of the book.Había varias notas apuntadas en los márgenes del libro.
3. (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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pencil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
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).
pencil caseplumier m
pencil drawingdibujo a lápiz
pencil sharpenersacapuntas m inv
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (draw)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dibujar a lápiz
3. (write)
a. redactar
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pencil [ˈpensl]
noun
lápiz (m); lapicero (m); (propelling pencil) lapicero (m)
to draw in pencil dibujar con lápiz; to write in pencil escribir a lápiz
transitive verb
(also pencil in) escribir a lápiz
a pencilled note una nota escrita a lápiz
modifier
pencil box (n) cajita (f) para lápices
pencil case (n) estuche (m) (para lápices); plumero (m); plumier (m); (Esp)
pencil drawing (n) dibujo (m) a lápiz
pencil sharpener (n) sacapuntas (m)
pencil skirt (n) falda (f) tubo
pencil torch (n) linterna (f) muy fina
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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