Quick answer
"Write about" is a phrase which is often translated as "escribir sobre", and "discuss" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "discutir". Learn more about the difference between "write about" and "discuss" below.
write about
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. escribir sobre
I like to write about wizards and other fantastic things.Me gusta escribir sobre magos y otras cosas fantásticas.
b. escribir acerca de
I need help with my assignment. - You could write about our family vacation.Necesito ayuda con mi tarea. - Podrías escribir acerca de nuestra vacación familiar.
c. escribir de
My favorite authors write about love.Mis autores favoritos escriben del amor.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to debate)
a. discutir
We'll discuss the fact that you went to the party without my permission later.Discutiremos más tarde lo de ir a esa fiesta sin mi permiso.
b. tratar
We will discuss the terms of the agreement with you or your legal representative.Trataremos los términos del acuerdo con usted o su representante legal.
c. analizar
Enumerate and discuss the different phases of matter.Enumera y analiza las diferentes fases de la materia.
2. (to talk about)
a. hablar de
She was eager to discuss her wonderful experience.Estaba impaciente por hablar de su maravillosa experiencia.
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