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"Escribir una carta" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to write a letter", and "a las tres de la tarde" is a phrase which is often translated as "at three o'clock in the afternoon". Learn more about the difference between "escribir una carta" and "a las tres de la tarde" below.
escribir una carta(
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kree
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beer
 
oo
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nah
 
kahr
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tah
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to write a letter
En lugar de decírselo cara a cara, Rosa le escribió una carta explicándole por qué lo dejaba.Instead of telling him face to face, Rosa wrote him a letter explaining why she was leaving him.
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a las tres de la tarde(
ah
 
lahs
 
trehs
 
deh
 
lah
 
tahr
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deh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. at three o'clock in the afternoon
El avión sale a las tres de la tarde, así que tengo que estar en el aeropuerto a las doce.My plane leaves at three o'clock in the afternoon, so I have to be at the airport at twelve.
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