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"Escrito" is an adjective which is often translated as "written", and "oral" is an adjective which is often translated as "oral". Learn more about the difference between "escrito" and "oral" below.
escrito(
ehs
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kree
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (in writing)
a. written
Necesito algo escrito para documentar el acuerdo. I need something written to document the agreement.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (written document)
a. document
Le entregamos un escrito al juez para su consideración. We submitted a document to the judge for his consideration.
b. text
Para cerrar el trato, tienes que enviarme el escrito corregido. In order to close the deal, you have to send me the edited text.
3. (oeuvre)
a. work
Compró un libro de los escritos de García Lorca.He bought a book of the works of Garcia Lorca.
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oral(
oh
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rahl
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (relating to the mouth)
a. oral
Tenemos tabletas, si prefieres tomar el medicamento por vía oral.We have tablets, if you prefer oral administration.
2. (spoken)
a. oral
Tengo que estudiar para el examen oral de mañana.I have to study for tomorrow's oral exam.
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