Quick answer
"Write" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "escribir", and "spell" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "deletrear". Learn more about the difference between "write" and "spell" below.
write(
rayt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in writing)
a. escribir
I wrote a list of things that make me happy.He escrito una lista de las cosas que me hacen feliz.
2. (computing)
a. escribir
The memory cannot be written.No se puede escribir en la memoria.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to correspond)
a. escribir
My son is learning to read and write.Mi hijo está aprendiendo a leer y escribir.
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spell
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to say letter by letter)
a. deletrear (out loud)
Can you spell your name for me, please?¿Puede deletrearme su nombre, por favor?
b. escribir (writing)
I always forget how to spell your surname.Siempre se me olvida cómo escribir tu apellido.
2. (to mean)
a. significar
The cutbacks have spelled disaster for the economy.Los recortes han significado un desastre para la economía.
3. (to relieve)
a. relevar
The sentry spelled his colleague so that he could rest for a few hours.El guardia relevó a su colega para que pudiera descansar algunas horas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to write)
a. escribir correctamente
Too many students are entering high school without knowing how to spell.Demasiados alumnos están entrando a la secundaria sin saber cómo escribir correctamente.
b. tener buena ortografía (well)
Your daughter spells very well for a first grader.Su hija tiene buena ortografía por estar en el primer grado.
c. tener mala ortografía (poorly)
My boss cannot spell at all well; it's actually kind of funny.Mi jefe tiene muy mala ortografía; es medio cómico.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (enchantment)
a. el hechizo
(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).
My kids love to pretend they are witches and wizards and cast spells on each other.A mis hijos les encanta hacer que son brujas y magos y lanzarse hechizos.
b. el encantamiento
(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).
To break the spell, the princess had to kiss the frog.Para romper el encantamiento, la princesa tuvo que besar a la rana.
6. (period)
a. el periodo
(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 this cold spell will end soon.Espero que este periodo de frío acabe pronto.
b. la temporada
(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 know it's been a difficult spell, but you have to trust that things will get better.Sé que ha sido una temporada difícil, pero tienes que creer que la situación mejorará.
7. (turn)
a. el turno
(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).
We each took a spell during the night making sure bears did not enter the camp.Cada uno tomó su turno durante la noche para asegurarse de que los osos no entraran al campamento.
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