Quick answer
"Literature" is a noun which is often translated as "la literatura", and "letters" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las letras". Learn more about the difference between "literature" and "letters" below.
literature(
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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. (writing)
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).
Among the fine arts, literature is my favorite.Entre las bellas artes, la literatura es mi favorita.
2. (body of written works)
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).
Courtney is studying 19th-century Argentine literature.Courtney estudia la literatura argentina del siglo 19.
3. (collective studies on a particular subject)
a. la bibliografía
(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).
There isn't enough scientific literature on the subject.No hay suficiente bibliografía científica sobre el tema.
4. (informational materials)
a. la información
(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 doctor gave me some literature to read so we know what to expect with this procedure.El doctor me dio un poco de información para leer para saber qué esperar de este procedimiento.
b. el folleto
(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).
I hope our neighbors stop giving us literature about their cult.Ojalá los vecinos dejen de darnos folletos sobre su culto.
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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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