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British English: /tʃɔːk/
American English: /tʃɔk/

Translation of chalk in French:


  • 1 (gen) (Art) a stick ou piece of chalk
    un bâton de craie
    before n (drawing)
    à la craie
  • 2 (Geol) on chalk
    sur un sol crayeux
    before n (cliff, landscape)
    de craie

transitive verb

  • 1 (write)
    écrire [quelque chose] à la craie
  • 2 (apply chalk to)
    frotter [quelque chose] avec de la craie


not by a long chalk [informal]!

loin de là! [informal]

not to be able to tell chalk from cheese

ne pas savoir reconnaître un chat d'un chien

to be as different as chalk and cheese

être comme le jour et la nuit

to be as white as chalk

Phrasal verbs

chalk out

chalk out [something], chalk [something] out
tracer [quelque chose] à la craie (line, map)

chalk up

chalk [something] up, chalk up [something] [literal] [figurative]
marquer (score, points)
chalk them up to me, barman [informal]
marquez-les sur mon compte, barman [informal]
chalk it up to experience
la prochaine fois vous saurez
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