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    Since we have two words in english that are fairly common, it would be appropriate for me to find two words in spanish. el pizarrón y la pizarra. Which is used where you live?


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    In Peru they use pizarra, I've never heard about pizzarón.

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    Hi!

    In Argentina we use "pizarrón" when talking about the one we use with chalk and "pizarra" for the one we use with markers.

    Hope it helps.

    Saludiños,

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    In Venezuela we use both: pizarra and pizarrón, normally implying the same difference they do in Argentina


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    Default Re: Chalkboard (Blackboard)

    Quote Originally Posted by mariabelen
    Hi!

    In Argentina we use "pizarrón" when talking about the one we use with chalk and "pizarra" for the one we use with markers.

    Hope it helps.

    Saludiños,

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    Like a dry erase board? That's interesting. My research has the difference between pizarron and pizarra as chalkboard and blackboard, respectively. In fact, the word slate translates to pizarra, and traditional blackboards are made out of slate. Interesting how the word evolved, taking the meaning of something similar, though different.

    Isn't language fun?


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