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British English: chalk /tʃɔːk/ NOUN
Chalk is soft white rock.
...high chalk cliffs.
- American English: chalk
- Arabic: طَبَاشِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: giz
- Chinese: 粉笔
- Croatian: kreda
- Czech: křída
- Danish: kridt
- Dutch: krijt
- European Spanish: yeso
- Finnish: liitu
- French: craie
- German: Kreide
- Greek: κιμωλία
- Italian: gesso
- Japanese: チョーク 白墨
- Korean: 분필
- Norwegian: kritt
- Polish: kreda
- European Portuguese: giz
- Romanian: cretă
- Russian: мел
- Latin American Spanish: tiza
- Swedish: krita
- Thai: หินชอล์ก
- Turkish: tebeşir
- Ukrainian: крейда
- Vietnamese: phấn viết
British English: chalk VERB
If you chalk something, you draw or write it using a piece of chalk.
He chalked the message on the blackboard.
- American English: chalk
- Brazilian Portuguese: escrever a giz
- Chinese: 用粉笔写
- European Spanish: apuntar con tiza
- French: écrire à la craie
- German: mit Kreide schreiben
- Italian: scrivere col gesso
- Japanese: チョークで書く
- Korean: ~을 분필로 쓰다
- European Portuguese: escrever a giz
- Latin American Spanish: apuntar con tiza
British English: chalk NOUN
Chalk is small sticks of chalk, or a substance similar to chalk, used for writing or drawing with.
...somebody writing with a piece of chalk.
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