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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in writing)
a. to write
El alumno escribió su ensayo de 20 páginas dentro de una noche.The student wrote his 20-page essay in one night.
Escribe lo que digo.Write what I say.
2. (to compose)
a. to write
Me escribió una canción de amor.He wrote me a love song.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
3. (to spell)
a. to write
Los nombres propios se escriben con mayúscula.Proper nouns are written with capital letters.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
4. (to correspond)
a. to write to each other
Nos escribimos todos los días.We write to each other every day.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.).
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.).
3. (personas)
a. to write to one another
4. (palabras)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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
1 [+dos personas] to write to each other; correspond
escribirse con algn to correspond with sb; write to sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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