Quick answer
"Inks" is a form of "ink", a noun which is often translated as "la tinta". "Letters" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las letras". Learn more about the difference between "letters" and "inks" below.
letters
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(erudition)
a. las letras
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The scholar was a man of letters.El erudito era un hombre de letras.
letter
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (written note)
a. la carta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love receiving handwritten letters via snail mail.Me encanta recibir cartas escritas a mano por correo normal.
3. (written sign)
a. la letra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I just need five letters to complete the crossword.Me faltan solo cinco letras para completar el crucigrama.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to print with letters)
a. estampar con letras
The cover of the book was lettered in ancient script.La portada del libro estaba estampada con letras antiguas.
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ink(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (substance)
a. la tinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like pens with erasable ink, because they leave too many smudges.No me gustan los bolígrafos con tinta que se puede borrar porque dejan demasiados borrones.
2. (computing)
a. la tinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My graphic design company is interested in buying a new ink jet printer.Mi empresa de diseño gráfico está interesada en comprar una impresora nueva de chorro de tinta.
3. (animal)
a. la tinta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Many cephalopods, like octopi and squids, have ink sacs as a defense mechanism.Muchos cefalópodos, como los pulpos y los calamares, tienen bolsas de tinta como mecanismo de defensa.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(body art)
a. los tatuajes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Lisa has some awesome ink.Lisa tiene unos tatuajes impresionantes.
b. el tatu
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Who did your ink?¿Quién te hizo el tatu?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (typography)
a. entintar
Before there were printers, plates were inked in order to copy books.Cuando no había impresoras, se entintaban planchas para copiar libros.
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