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"Editar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to publish", and "redactar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to write". Learn more about the difference between "editar" and "redactar" below.
editar(
eh
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dee
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to print)
a. to publish
La editorial me ofreció editar mi segunda novela tras el éxito de la primera.The publishing house offered to publish my second novel after the success of the first one.
2. (to modify)
a. to edit
Este programa te permite editar el sonido y la imagen de tus archivos de películas.This program allows you to edit sound and video in your movie files.
3. (computing)
a. to edit
Edita el nombre de la carpeta y luego comprímela.Edit the name of the folder and then zip it.
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redactar(
rreh
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dahk
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in writing)
a. to write (an essay, composition, text)
Tengo que redactar un ensayo para mi clase de literatura.I have to write an essay for my literature class.
b. to draw up (a contract, agreement, treaty)
Redactó un contrato que es válido para ambas partes.He drew up a contract that applies to both parties.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to express oneself in writing)
a. to write
Esta alumna redacta muy bien.This student writes very well.
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