Quick answer
"Write in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "escribir", and "on the board" is a phrase which is often translated as "en el pizarrón". Learn more about the difference between "write in" and "on the board" below.
write in
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 contact)
a. escribir
I wrote in to the newspaper to share my experience, and they published it in the column.Escribí al periódico para compartir mi experiencia, y lo publicaron en la columna.
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
2. (to vote for as an alternate candidate)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. agregar
Cedric couldn't in good conscience vote for any of the candidates on the ballot, so he wrote in Senator Everett.La conciencia no permitía que Cedric votara por ninguno de los candidatos en la papeleta, así que agregó al Senador Everett.
b. añadir
There's a space on the ballot where you can write someone in.Hay un espacio en la papeleta donde puedes añadir un nombre.
3. (to include)
a. incluir
The director of the movie decided to write in a funny little bit for his friend.El director de la película decidió incluir una parte corta graciosa para su amigo.
4. (to add)
a. agregar
There are a few more stipulations I'd like to write in before sending the document.Hay unas estipulaciones más que me gustaría agregar antes de enviar el documento.
b. añadir
The landlord didn't write anything in about what happens if the lessee dies.El propietario no añadió nada sobre lo que pasaría si muriera el inquilino.
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on the board
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. en el pizarrón
Regionalism used in Spain
The teacher wrote the math problem on the board.El maestro escribió el problema de matemática en el pizzarón.
b. en la pizzara
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Felipe drew a picture on the board with chalk.Felipe hizo un dibujo con tiza en la pizarra.
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