pencil

French translation: le crayon

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English term or phrase:pencil
French translation:le crayon
Entered by: ildiHo

11:43 Aug 30, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: pencil
The utencil used for writing
Katie
le crayon
Explanation:
:-)
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ildiHo
Local time: 20:13
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Summary of answers provided
na +3le crayon
ildiHo
na +1crayon
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nacorrection
ashiq mangel
nacrayon de mine
ashiq mangel
naCrayon
NancyC
nacrayon
alz
na -1crayon, stylo, bic, stylo a bille
yacine


  

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2 mins peer agreement (net): +3
le crayon


Explanation:
:-)

ildiHo
Local time: 20:13
PRO pts in pair: 54
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Valerie SALIOU
25 mins
  -> :-)

agree  Fernando Muela Sopeña
37 mins
  -> merci merci!

agree  Kateabc
57 mins
  -> merci bien!
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3 mins
crayon


Explanation:
:)

alz
Croatia
Local time: 20:13
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 4
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
crayon, stylo, bic, stylo a bille


Explanation:
good luck
yacine


yacine
Local time: 20:13
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 157

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Kateabc: Only crayon is correct here - the others are not pencils.
24 mins

agree  Bram Poldervaart: dépend du contexte crayon, crayon à papier, crayon à bille, stylobille
3 hrs

disagree  mckinnc: just crayon
10 hrs
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4 hrs
Crayon


Explanation:
Simply put!

NancyC
United States
Local time: 14:13
Native speaker of: Native in Haitian-CreoleHaitian-Creole
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15 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
crayon


Explanation:
Masculine noun : le crayon, un crayon
Regular plural : les crayons, des crayons

To back up Yacine, just as "livre" is used collouqially, albeit incorrectly for "magazine", "revue", the word "crayon" is also used , incorrectly but never the less used, in France to refer to any writing implement : pencils, ball point pens, felt tip pens...

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 20:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Julia Gal: yes, but the word given was 'pencil', which in English specifically refers to just that, not pens etc...!
21 hrs
  -> Absolutely
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2 days 12 hrs
crayon de mine


Explanation:
there are crayons de couleur for colouring and crayon de mine for writing and sketching.
Although most of the answers mention crayon - excepted crayon de papier - I'm surprised no one proposed crayon de mine.
Going to a library for buiyng a pencil, one would ask for crayon de mine though crayon de mine is in English lead pencil, but in France crayon de mine is currently used for pencil when you refer to a pencil for writing.

ashiq mangel
Pakistan
Local time: 00:13
PRO pts in pair: 84
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2 days 15 hrs
correction


Explanation:
sorry. going to a stationery...not a library.

ashiq mangel
Pakistan
Local time: 00:13
PRO pts in pair: 84
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