There are 2 translations of chalk in Spanish:

chalk1

Pronunciation: /tʃɔːk/

n

  • 1 u [Geol] creta (f), caliza (f) to be as different as chalk and cheese (BrE) ser* (como) la noche y el día or (como) el día y la noche (before n) chalk soil tierra (f) caliza or calcárea
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    • The coccolithophorids range in age from Triassic to Recent, and form a major constituent of Mesozoic and Tertiary chalks.
    • Pore-filling cementation is also common during the diagenesis of chalks, resulting in rapid porosity loss.
    • The cited examples are all interpreted as large-scale erosional scour-channels, variously associated with cemented hardgrounds, conglomeratic and nodular chalks, and debris.
  • 2 c u 2.1 (for writing) tiza (f), gis (m) (Méx) a piece of chalk una tiza, un gis (Méx) chalk and talk (BrE) enseñanza (f) tradicional (con profesor y pizarra) not by a long chalk (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ni mucho menos she's the best candidate by a long chalk es, con mucho, la mejor candidata 2.2 (in billiards) tiza (f)
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    • I turned quickly and grabbed a piece of chalk off the black board on one of the walls.
    • I knew white farmers whose idea of education for black children was a blackboard, a few sticks of chalk and a chair for an untrained teacher.
    • This exhibition features drawings in mixed media chalk, charcoal and graphite drawings on paper which have evolved from studies of the Achill landscape.

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Word of the day rigor
m
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.

There are 2 translations of chalk in Spanish:

chalk2

vt

  • 1.1 [billiard cue] entizar*
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    • Former world champion Steve Davis chalks his cue as the UK Snooker Championships got under way today at York's Barbican Centre.
    • Regulars at the Pattern Store Bar in Penzance Drive, Swindon are chalking their cues ready for the visit of the former World Champion snooker player on Wednesday, February 26.
    • But those of a literary bent were quick to realise the identity of the mystery guest, thoughtfully chalking his cue as he sought to get out of a snooker.
    1.2 (write with chalk) escribir* con tiza or (Méx) gis
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    • People were chalking messages over the square.
    • In retaliation she had chalked her own message pointing at her neighbour's house and when she saw she had got her view across, she went to wash it off.
    • McQueen has had notoriously bad relationships with his bosses - he used to chalk obscene messages onto the linings of suits he was tailoring in Savile Row.
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    • To get the latest news, thousands would flock to the newspaper offices themselves, arrayed along Park Row near city hall, to watch the headlines get chalked up on giant blackboards.
    • The latest incarnation looks every part the French bistro, from the wooden floor and chairs and prints on the wall to the fresh flowers on the table and blackboards chalked up with dishes to tempt even the most iron-willed of dieters.
    • As a way of reminding and motivating students, you can see chalked on blackboards in most classrooms countdowns of the days to the examination and some encouraging words.

Phrasal verbs

chalk up

v + adv + o 1.1 (write on blackboard) escribir*, anotar 1.2 [win/success] apuntarse, anotarse 1.1v + o + adv (charge) [colloquial/familiar] to chalk sth up to sb anotar algo en la cuenta de algn

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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.