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tener mala ortografía
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
a. to be bad at spelling
Mi novio ha recibido una buena educación, pero tiene muy mala ortografía.My boyfriend is well educated, but he's really bad at spelling.
b. to be a bad speller
Augusto tiene tan mala ortografía que a veces no entiendes lo que trata de escribir.Augusto is such a bad speller that sometimes you can't understand what he's trying to write.
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