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"Escritura" is a noun which is often translated as "writing", and "composición" is a noun which is often translated as "composition". Learn more about the difference between "escritura" and "composición" 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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composición(
kohm
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poh
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see
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (constitution)
a. composition
La composición del nuevo gobierno refleja la crisis por la que atraviesa el país.The composition of the new government reflects the crisis the country is going through.
b. makeup
Serían necesarios algunos cambios en la composición del equipo nacional.Some changes would be needed in the makeup of the national team.
2. (chemistry, biology, geology)
a. composition
El carbono desempeña un papel fundamental en la composición de un organismo vivo.Carbon plays a fundamental role in the composition of a living organism.
3. (music)
a. piece (work)
Se trata de una composición para piano y violín.It is a piece for piano and violin.
b. composition (process or work)
Dejó su trabajo docente para dedicarse plenamente a la composición.She left her teaching job to devote herself to composition.
4. (literature)
a. composition (process or work)
Su pasión por el lenguaje se manifiesta en la elaborada composición de sus poemas.His passion for language becomes apparent in the elaborate composition of his poems.
5. (fine arts)
a. composition (process or work)
La composición de sus fotografías es muy cuidada.A lot of care goes into the composition of his photographs.
6. (written work)
a. composition
El viernes no olviden entregarme sus composiciones sobre la democracia.On Friday, don't forget to hand in your compositions on democracy.
b. essay
El segundo ejercicio consiste en escribir una composición sobre la poesía renacentista.The second exercise entails writing an essay on Renaissance poetry.
7. (linguistics)
a. compounding
Muchas de las nuevas palabras de una lengua se crean a través de la composición.Many of the new words in a language are created through compounding.
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