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"Escribe tu nombre" is a phrase which is often translated as "write your name", and "apellido" is a noun which is often translated as "last name". Learn more about the difference between "escribe tu nombre" and "apellido" below.
escribe tu nombre(
ehs
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kree
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beh
 
too
 
nohm
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breh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(imperative; second person singular)
a. write your name
Por favor, escribe tu nombre y la fecha en la hoja de examen.Please write your name and the date on your exam paper.
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(indicative; second person singular)
a. he writes your name
Si escribe tu nombre y el suyo dentro de un corazón, eso es que te ama.If he writes your name and his inside a heart, that means he loves you.
b. she writes your name
Cada vez que escribe tu nombre, se equivoca.Every time she writes your name, she gets it wrong.
c. writes your name
Asegúrate de que el funcionario escribe tu nombre correctamente.Make sure the officer writes your name correctly.
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apellido(
ah
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peh
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yee
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doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (hereditary name)
a. last name
¿Podría deletrearme su apellido, por favor?Could you spell your last name, please?
b. surname
La gente normalmente tiene dos apellidos en los países hispanos.People usually have two surnames in Hispanic countries.
c. family name
Tienes que escribir el apellido en esa casilla.You have to write your family name in that box.
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