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"Escribe" is a form of "escribir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to write". "Ordena" is a form of "ordenar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to order". Learn more about the difference between "escribe" and "ordena" below.
escribir(
ehs
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kree
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beer
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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
El alumno escribió su ensayo de 20 páginas dentro de una noche.The student wrote his 20-page essay in one night.
Escribe lo que digo.Write what I say.
2. (to compose)
a. to write
Me escribió una canción de amor.He wrote me a love song.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
3. (to spell)
a. to write
Los nombres propios se escriben con mayúscula.Proper nouns are written with capital letters.
escribirse
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
4. (to correspond)
a. to write to each other
Nos escribimos todos los días.We write to each other every day.
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ordenar(
ohr
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deh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to organize)
a. to order
Ordené todos mis libros en los estantes por el color del lomo.I ordered all of my books on the shelves by spine color.
b. to arrange
Contraté a una decoradora para ayudarme a escoger y ordenar mis muebles.I hired a decorator to help me choose and arrange my furniture.
c. to tidy
No importa cuántas veces le pido a mi hija que ordene su habitación, no lo hace.It doesn't matter how many times I tell my daughter to tidy her room, she doesn't do it.
2. (to command)
a. to order
El profesor ordenó al alumno salir del aula por su mal comportamiento.The teacher ordered the student out of the classroom due to his bad behavior.
3. (religion)
a. to ordain
El obispo ordenó al cura en la iglesia del pueblo.The bishop ordained the priest in the village church.
ordenarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (religion)
a. to be ordained
Su hermana se ordenó monja en el convento de San José.His sister was ordained as a nun in Saint Joseph's convent.
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