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to paint: to decorate, to coat with paint; to draw, to sketch
to paint the town red to go out and party

a painting: a picture, a piece of art
My favorite painting is that one by Van Gogh with the flowers.

paint (on the walls): coloring, pigment, tint (on the walls)
Pronunciation examples
UK: I painted my toenails different colours last night.
US: I finished painting the kitchen and now I'm covered in paint.


  • "Art dealer : All of Plazbo's paintings feature squares and circles."
  • "Give me the paint, there is much work to be done!"
  • "It appears to be some paint."
  • "Xiao Xiao : Ok, there's no need to beat around my bush*: we want your painting and we're willing to pay for it."
  • "Art dealer : Ok, I've got three Plazbo paintings in front of me."
  • "Apparently, the painting reminds him very much of his grandmother, who was also red, ugly and had your signature on her bottom."
  • "Bruno : Yes I know, but one of his paintings stood out!"
  • "He is very interested in purchasing your painting "Multiplicity" (or "Absurd Crimson Symphony" as it is translated in Chinese)."
  • "I look forward to meeting the man capable of creating such a painting."
  • "Just like a Picasso painting."

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