Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Escribir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to write", and "ayer" is an adverb which is often translated as "yesterday". Learn more about the difference between "escribir" and "ayer" below.
escribir(
ehs
-
kree
-
beer
)
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.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
ayer(
ah
-
yehr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (the day before today)
a. yesterday
Me siento mucho mejor hoy que ayer.I feel much better today than yesterday.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(recent past)
a. yesteryear
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
La vida simple del ayer que echamos tanto de menos.The simple life of yesteryear that we miss so much.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS