Quick answer
"Listening" is a form of "listen", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "escuchar". "Writing" is a noun which is often translated as "la escritura". Learn more about the difference between "listening" and "writing" below.
listen(
lihs
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ihn
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to actively hear; often used with "to")
a. escuchar
Listen! I think someone's shouting your name.¡Escucha! Creo que alguien está gritando tu nombre.
2. (to pay attention; often used with "to")
a. escuchar
He failed the exam because he never listens in class.Falló el examen porque nunca escucha en clase.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of listening)
a. la oída
(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).
The band's new album deserves a listen.El álbum nuevo del grupo se merece una oída.
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writing(
ray
-
dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of writing)
a. la escritura
(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).
Writing is a great outlet for creativity.La escritura es un buen escape para la creatividad.
2. (written work)
a. la literatura
(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).
Shakespeare's writing was influenced by his son's death.La muerte del hijo de Shakespeare influyó en su literatura.
3. (handwriting)
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).
Only the pharmacist can read that doctor's writing.Solo la farmacéutica puede leer la letra de ese doctor.
4. (style)
a. la redacción
(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).
Her writing is impeccable. You can tell she's well-read.Su redacción es impecable. Se nota que es muy culta.
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