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bloc de dibujo / libreta de dibujos

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by tortugasmarinas, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. tortugasmarinas New Member

    US English
    Hi,
    Is there a difference between "bloc de dibujo" and "libreta de dibujos?" I looked them up in the dictionary here, and I found "sketch-book: bloc de dibujo" and "sketchbook: libreta de dibujos." Are these synonyms? To me, the two English words mean the same thing.
    Gracias por su ayuda.
     
  2. Always feeling foreign New Member

    US. Spanish
    Bloc is a common way to name a notepad in Spanish, with the glue at the top. Libreta is more of a notebook, with the stitches on the left.
     
  3. Soy

    Soy Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentina/Spanish
    HI,
    En Agentina, libreta es utilizado para direcciones y apuntes, y bloc, o block, es más para dibujos, o anotaciones menos "importantes".
    So I wouldn't call a sketchbook una" libreta de dibujo".
     
  4. apuquipa Senior Member

    orilla del Río de la Plata
    spanish, south america
    Yes, I agree with Soy and Always Feeling Foreign.
    Una libreta es un cuaderno pequeño.
    Un bloc de dibujos es un sketchbook.
     
  5. tortugasmarinas New Member

    US English
    Thanks very much! That helps a lot.
     

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