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chalk

noun uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/

chalk noun (ROCK)

chalk noun (FOR DRAWING)

[C or U] a stick of this rock or a similar substance used for writing or drawing: He picked up a piece of chalk and wrote the answer on the blackboard. coloured chalks
chalky
adjective uk   /ˈtʃɔː.ki/  us   /ˈtʃɑː-/
The soil in this area is very chalky (= contains chalk).
chalkiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃɔː.ki.nəs/  us   /ˈtʃɑː-/

chalk

verb [I or T] uk   /tʃɔːk/  us   /tʃɑːk/
to write something with a piece of chalk
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “chalk”
in Arabic طَباشير, طَبْشورة…
in Korean 백악, 분필…
in Malaysian kapur…
in French craie…
in Turkish kireç, tebeşir…
in Italian gesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 白堊, 粉筆…
in Russian мел…
in Polish kreda…
in Vietnamese đá phấn, phấn viết…
in Spanish creta, roca caliza, tiza…
in Portuguese calcário, giz…
in Thai หินสีขาว, ชอล์ก…
in German die Kreide…
in Catalan creta, guix…
in Japanese 白亜(灰白色の石灰岩), チョーク…
in Indonesian gamping, kapur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 白垩, 粉笔…
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