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un crayon

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un crayon

In the back to school exercise a pencil is translated as un crayon a papier. When I was at school 80 years ago, un crayon always meant a pencil. Would un crayon no longer be understood to mean a pencil when placed in une trousse ?
This question relates to:French lesson "the pencil"
Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ron,

The use of 'crayon' has evolved through the years. Here is a link to show you on a map where and which expressions are used to say 'pencil' : crayon-de-bois-ou-crayon-dea-papier

Bonne journée!

un crayon

In the back to school exercise a pencil is translated as un crayon a papier. When I was at school 80 years ago, un crayon always meant a pencil. Would un crayon no longer be understood to mean a pencil when placed in une trousse ?

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