Quick answer
"Word" is a noun which is often translated as "la palabra", and "write the missing letters" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "escribir las letras que faltan". Learn more about the difference between "word" and "write the missing letters" below.
word(
wuhrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (term)
a. la palabra
(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).
We have to write a 500-word essay for class.Tenemos que escribir un ensayo de 500 palabras para la clase.
2. (promise)
a. la palabra
(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 give you my word that this will not happen again.Te doy mi palabra de que esto no volverá a pasar.
3. (discourse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'd like to have a word with you.Me gustaría hablar un momento contigo.
The boss said he needed a word.El jefe dijo que quiere verte.
b. la palabra
(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).
She had some words with the shop manager.Le dijo cuatro palabras al encargado de la tienda.
4. (news)
a. la noticia
(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).
They didn't know how to get word to her.No sabían cómo hacerle llegar la noticia.
b. el aviso
(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).
He sent word that he was not coming to the meeting.Mandó aviso de que no vendría a la reunión.
5. (command)
a. la orden
(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 general gave the word to attack. El general dio la orden de atacar.
6. (religion)
a. el Verbo
(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).
And the Word became flesh.Y el Verbo se hizo carne.
b. la palabra
(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).
Christians believe that the Bible is the Word of God.Los cristianos creen que la Biblia es la palabra de Dios.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to express with words)
a. expresar
It couldn't be worded more clearly.No podía estar expresado con más claridad.
b. formular
You might want to word that question differently.Quizá quiera formular esa pregunta de manera diferente.
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write the missing letters
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to fill in the words that are missing)
a. escribir las letras que faltan
What are you supposed to do in this puzzle? - You have to write the missing letters.¿Qué es lo que hay que hacer en este rompecabezas? - Tienes que escribir las letras que faltan.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. escribe las letras que faltan
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Write the missing letters, and then use the words to form a sentence.Escribe las letras que faltan, y después, usa las palabras para formar una oración.
b. escriba las letras que faltan
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
In the following exercise, write the missing letters.En el siguiente ejercicio, escriba las palabras que faltan.
3. (imperative; used to address more than one person)
a. escriban las letras que faltan (plural)
OK kids, on this worksheet, write the missing letters.Okey chicos, en esta hoja, escriban las letras que faltan.
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