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"Escritura" is a noun which is often translated as "writing", and "apéndice" is a noun which is often translated as "appendix". Learn more about the difference between "escritura" and "apéndice" below.
escritura(
ehs
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kree
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too
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (technique)
a. writing
Siempre me ha gustado ver la escritura bonita y fluida de mi abuelo con plumilla.I always loved seeing my grandfather's beautiful, fluid writing with a fountain pen.
b. handwriting
Es difícil leer su mala escritura.It's hard to read his bad handwriting.
2. (system of signs)
a. script
El mago empezó a leer el tomo que estaba escrito en una escritura antigua.The wizard began to read from the tome, which was written in an ancient script.
b. writing
La escritura árabe se lee de derecha a izquierda.Arabic writing is read from right to left.
3. (legal)
a. deed
La escritura del inmueble prohíbe que se divida el terreno en partes.The deed of the property prohibits the land from being split into pieces.
4. (religious)
a. scripture
Los diez mandamientos forman parte de la Sagrada Escritura.The ten commandments are part of the Holy Scripture.
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apéndice(
ah
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pehn
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dee
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seh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (part of the intestine)
a. appendix
Mi hermana tenía el apéndice inflamado, pero no se lo operaron.My sister had an inflamed appendix, but she didn't have to have it removed.
2. (external part of the body)
a. appendage
Los escorpiones tienen dos apéndices frontales con forma de tenaza.Scorpions have two appendages at the front that are shaped like pincers.
3. (part of a document)
a. appendix
En el apéndice se puede encontrar una tabla con todos los datos.A chart that includes all the data can be found in the appendix.
b. annex
Hay un apéndice al final del libro donde se incluyen los textos completos.There's an annex at the the end of the book that includes the complete texts.
4. (add-on)
a. extension
Nuestra ciudad no quiere ser un apéndice de la capital.Our town doesn't want to be an extension of the capital.
b. appendage (of a superior body)
El partido no es un mero apéndice del gobierno.The party isn't a mere appendage of the government.
c. annex (of a building)
La sala de arte moderno es un apéndice del museo que fue construido hace solo unos pocos años.The modern art room is an annex to the gallery and was built only a few years ago.
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