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write
(pt wrote [rəʊt], pp written [ˈrɪtən])
[raɪt]
transitive verb
1. escribir (answer, name, letter); extender (check)
  • to write somebody escribir a alguien (Estados Unidos)
  • she had guilt written all over her face su rostro era el vivo retrato de la culpabilidad
intransitive verb
2. escribir
  • to write to somebody escribir a alguien (británico)
  • to write for a newspaper escribir or colaborar en un periódico
  • that's nothing to write home about (familiar) eso no es nada del otro mundo
write [raɪt] wrote (past)written (participle:past)
transitive verb
1 (gen) [+letter, book, essay, article] escribir
she wrote 3 pages he had written a dirty joke on the lavatory wall he's writing an article about education today
[+music, song] escribir; componer
he's written several pieces for the piano
he's just written another novel acaba de escribir otra novela
he writes fiction
write your name here escribe or pon tu nombre aquí; how do you write his name? ¿cómo se escribe su nombre?
he can barely write his name
he's got an essay to write tiene que escribir una redacción; she writes that she is very happy in her new life dice en la carta que está muy contenta con su nueva vida
to write that ... he writes that all is not well in the school
it is written that ... está escrito que ...; to write sb a cheque hacer un cheque a algn; extender un cheque a algn (formal)
to write a letter to sb write sb a letter escribir (una carta) a algn
Theresa decided to write her father a letter
to write a note to/for sb escribir una nota a algn
I must write a note to Mary's teacher can you write a note for the postman? to write sb a sick note to write a sick note for sb
to write sb a prescription write a prescription for sb hacer una receta a algn
to have sth written all over one
he had "policeman" written all over him se le notaba a la legua que era policía; his guilt was written all over him se le veía or notaba en la cara que era culpable; you're lying, it's written all over your face! estás mintiendo, se te nota a la legua or en la cara
2 (write a letter to) (US)
to write sb escribir a algn
she finally felt confident enough to write him why don't you pick up your pen and write me now?
3 (Comput) [+program, software] escribir
to write sth to disk pasar algo a un disco
intransitive verb
1 (in longhand) escribir
write on both sides of the paper escribe por los dos lados del papel; this pen writes well esta pluma escribe muy bien
as I write, I can see ...
2 (correspond) escribir
she wrote to say that she'd be late escribió para avisar que llegaría tarde; I am writing in reply to your advertisement les escribo en respuesta a su anuncio; I'll write for a catalogue escribiré pidiendo un catálogo
to write [into] a programme/TV station most of the people who write into the programme are retired
to write to sb escribir a algn
it's nothing to write home about no es nada del otro mundo (informal)
3 (as author, journalist) escribir
he had always wanted to write
he writes for a living se gana la vida escribiendo; he writes about social policy escribe sobre política social
to write for a paper
he writes for the "Times" escribe or colabora en el "Times"; he writes on foreign policy for the "Guardian" escribe sobre política internacional para el "Guardian"
what shall I write about?
Verb Conjugations for escribir
Gerund: escribiendo
Participle: escrito,escripto
Indicative
PresentPreteritImperfectConditionalFuture
yoescriboescribíescribíaescribiríaescribiré
escribesescribisteescribíasescribiríasescribirás
él/ella/Ud.escribeescribióescribíaescribiríaescribirá
nosotrosescribimosescribimosescribíamosescribiríamosescribiremos
vosotrosescribísescribisteisescribíaisescribiríaisescribiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.escribenescribieronescribíanescribiríanescribirán
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