Quick answer
"Write about" is a phrase which is often translated as "escribir sobre", and "talk about" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hablar de". Learn more about the difference between "write about" and "talk about" below.
write about
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
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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talk about(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to discuss)
a. hablar de
Please, Charlie, let's not talk about your mother again.Por favor, Charlie, no hablemos de tu madre otra vez.
b. hablar sobre
Michael talked about the Olympics for a whole hour.Michael habló sobre los Juegos Olímpicos durante una hora entera.
c. platicar de
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Okay, let's talk about whatever you like, but not politics!Platiquemos de lo que tú quieras, pues. ¡Pero no de política!
d. platicar sobre
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Lisa was tired of talking about men and clothes all the time.Lisa estaba cansada de platicar sobre hombres y ropa todo el rato.
2. (to gossip about)
a. hablar de
I don't care if they talk about me behind my back.No me importa si hablan de mí a mis espaldas.
b. murmurar de
Those three couples do nothing but talk about their neighbors.Esas tres parejas no hacen otra cosa que murmurar de sus vecinos.
3. (to give a lecture on)
a. dar una conferencia sobre
Dr. Sacks talked about the way music changes our brains.El Dr. Sacks dio una conferencia sobre la manera en que la música cambia nuestro cerebro.
b. dar una charla sobre
Our first speaker will talk about the solar system.Nuestro primer conferenciante dará una charla sobre el sistema solar.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to emphasize degree or extent)
a. hace falta ser
Greg hasn't washed the dishes for days. Talk about lazy!Greg lleva días sin lavar los platos. ¡Hace falta ser vago!
b. eso sí que
Elaine insisted on bungee jumping off the top of the cliff. Talk about thrills!Elaine insistió en hacer puenting desde lo alto del risco. ¡Eso sí que son emociones fuertes!
c. dices tú
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Talk about cheap. The restaurant on the corner charges five dollars for a meal.Dices tú barato. El restaurante de la esquina da comidas por cinco dólares.
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