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Spanish translation: lápiz mecánico / portaminas

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English term or phrase:mechanical pencil
Spanish translation:lápiz mecánico / portaminas
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich
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05:23 Dec 12, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
English term or phrase: mechanical pencil
This is a product of a writing-product company.
Valeria Vitale
Argentina
Local time: 23:43
lapicero mecánico, ¿portaminas?
Explanation:
You can find it translated as "lapicero mecánico" in this Mexican Web Site: http://www.souvenir.com.mx/escritura/ll-rp.htm

In Spain, I feel this is called "portaminas".

Hope it helps!
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LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 03:43
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Muchas gracias a todos
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Summary of answers provided
naLapicero
Gabriela Hussong
naPortaminas
Francisco Miranda
nalápiz mecánico (portaminas)xxxPaul Roige
naPortaminas
Elinor Thomas
naLápiz MecánicoGeisha (Angie) Hayes
nalapicero mecánico, ¿portaminas?
LinguaVox


  

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8 mins
lapicero mecánico, ¿portaminas?


Explanation:
You can find it translated as "lapicero mecánico" in this Mexican Web Site: http://www.souvenir.com.mx/escritura/ll-rp.htm

In Spain, I feel this is called "portaminas".

Hope it helps!


    Reference: http://www.souvenir.com.mx/escritura/ll-rp.htm
LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 03:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 462
Grading comment
Muchas gracias a todos

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xxxOso
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22 mins
Lápiz Mecánico


Explanation:
Lápiz Mecánico

These are usually the pen like pencils that you push on the top to release the lead. You also remove the little cap on top and find the eraser. You can buy lead refills for these pencils. When someone buys a nice set of pen and pencil (usually in silver and gold colors), the pencil is known as the mechanic pencil.

Good Luck!

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
PRO pts in pair: 47
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1 hr
Portaminas


Explanation:
Also:
Lápiz automático or lápiz mecánico.

Good luck!

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 23:43
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860
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1 hr
lápiz mecánico (portaminas)


Explanation:
Hello. Ffc's feeling is right, there goes some text from link below: "OVERCLOKING DEL AMD DURON Y THUNDERBIRD
... cortocircuitos peligrosos. Un truco nuevo y barato es usar un lapiz o portaminas (lapiz mecanico) de grafito."
Cheerio :)


    Reference: http://www.arrakis.es/~ubrike/duron/duron.htm
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 03:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 666
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2 hrs
Lapicero


Explanation:
En México se usa "lapicero" y lo mecánico queda implícito.
Saludos

Gabriela Hussong
United States
Local time: 18:43
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 14

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xxxOso
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2 days 26 mins
Portaminas


Explanation:
Portaminas es por lejos la mejor ascepcion, creo.



Francisco Miranda
PRO pts in pair: 45
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