escribir

escribir(
ehs
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kree
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beer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put in writing)
a. to write
El alumno escribió su ensayo de 20 páginas en una noche.The student wrote his 20-page essay in one night.
Escribe lo que digo.Write what I say.
2. (literature or music)
a. to write
Me escribió una canción de amor.He wrote me a love song.
3. (to spell)
a. to write
Los nombres propios se escriben con mayúscula.Proper nouns are written with capital letters.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to produce written words)
a. to write
Es un verdadero escándalo que algunos niños terminen el colegio sin saber leer o escribir.It is truly shocking that some children leave school without being able to read or write.
escribirse
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
5. (to correspond)
a. to write to each other
Nos escribimos todos los días.We write to each other every day.
6. (to correspond; used with "con")
a. to write to
Hace años que me escribo con un argentino que conocí cuando viajaba por Sudamérica.I've been writing to an Argentinian for years whom I met when I was traveling around South America.
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escribir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to write
hace mucho que no me escribeshe hasn't written to me for a long time
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. to write
todavía no ha aprendido a escribirhe still hasn't learned (how) to write
escribir a lápizto write in pencil
escribir a manoto write by hand
escribir a máquinato type
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (personas)
a. to write to one another
4. (palabras)
a.
se escribe con “h”it is spelled with an “h”
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escribirescrito (participio_de_pasado)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
1 [+palabra, texto] to write
escribir a mano to write in longhand; escribir a máquina to type; el que esto escribe (gen) the present writer; (Prensa) this correspondent
2 (en ortografía) to spell
"voy" se escribe con "v" "voy" is spelled with a "v"; ¿cómo se escribe eso? how is that spelled?; how do you spell that?
3 [+cheque] to write out; make out
4 [+música] to compose; write
pronominal verb
escribirse
1 [+dos personas] to write to each other; correspond
2
escribirse con algn to correspond with sb; write to sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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