Quick answer
"Compose" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "componer", and "write" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "escribir". Learn more about the difference between "compose" and "write" below.
compose(
kuhm
-
poz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to create)
a. componer
Bassist Charles Mingus composed a piece dedicated to Lester Young.El bajista Charles Mingus compuso un tema dedicado a Lester Young.
b. escribir (poem)
Lope de Vega composed approximately 3,000 sonnets.Lope de Vega escribió aproximadamente 3,000 sonetos.
c. redactar (letter)
I've composed a letter, and I'm going to send it to my senator.He redactado una carta, y se la voy a enviar al senador que me representa.
2. (to make up)
a. constituir
The parts compose the whole.Las partes constituyen el todo.
3. (to settle oneself)
a. calmarse
Please sir, compose yourself; or we will have to ask you to leave.Por favor, señor, cálmese; o tendremos que pedirle que se vaya.
b. serenarse
She composed herself enough to deliver the eulogy.Se serenó lo suficiente como para poder dar el elogio.
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write(
rayt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in writing)
a. escribir
I wrote a list of things that make me happy.He escrito una lista de las cosas que me hacen feliz.
2. (computing)
a. escribir
The memory cannot be written.No se puede escribir en la memoria.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to correspond)
a. escribir
My son is learning to read and write.Mi hijo está aprendiendo a leer y escribir.
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