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"Writing" is a noun which is often translated as "la escritura", and "speaking" is an adjective which is often translated as "parlante". Learn more about the difference between "writing" and "speaking" below.
writing(
ray
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dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of writing)
a. la escritura
(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).
Writing is a great outlet for creativity.La escritura es un buen escape para la creatividad.
2. (written work)
a. la literatura
(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).
Shakespeare's writing was influenced by his son's death.La muerte del hijo de Shakespeare influyó en su literatura.
3. (handwriting)
a. la letra
(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).
Only the pharmacist can read that doctor's writing.Solo la farmacéutica puede leer la letra de ese doctor.
4. (style)
a. la redacción
(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).
Her writing is impeccable. You can tell she's well-read.Su redacción es impecable. Se nota que es muy culta.
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speaking(
spi
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kihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (involving speech)
a. parlante
We have a speaking parrot. Tenemos un loro parlante.
b. que habla
She got a speaking doll for her birthday.En su cumpleaños recibió una muñeca que habla.
c. con diálogo (film and theater)
He got his first speaking part when he was only nine.Consiguió su primer papel con diálogo cuando tenía solo nueve años.
d. hablado (film and theater)
She's had several speaking roles in movies, but nothing big.Ha tenido varios papeles hablados en las películas, pero nada de mayor importancia.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(striking)
a. expresivo
Keith gave her a speaking look.Keith le lanzó una mirada expresiva.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (skill)
a. la oratoria
(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).
Chris took a three-month course to improve his skills in speaking and rhetoric.Chris tomó un curso de tres meses para mejorar sus dotes de oratoria y retórica.
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