Translation of write in Spanish:

write

(past wrote past p, written)
Pronunciation: /raɪt/

vt

  • 1.1 (put in writing) escribir* how do you write that? ¿cómo se escribe? mother writes that they are well mamá dice en la carta que están bien it is written that … está escrito que … (to have sth) written all over one/one's face jealousy was written all over him/his face se le notaba a la legua/en la cara que estaba celoso don't pretend it wasn't you, it's written all over your face no te hagas el inocente, que se te nota en la cara que fuiste tú 1.2 (compose) [letter/essay] escribir* I wrote him a letter le escribí una carta to write sb a check o (BrE) cheque hacerle* or [formal] extenderle* un cheque a algn 1.3 (write letter to) (AmE) escribirle* a she wrote her uncle that she was coming home le escribió a su tío diciéndole que volvía a casa 1.4 [Comput] escribir* to write sth to disk o (BrE also) disc traspasar algo a un disco

vi

  • 1.1 (produce writing) escribir* this pencil doesn't write very well este lápiz no escribe muy bien 1.2 (as author, journalist) escribir* I've always wanted to write siempre he querido ser escritor she writes for a newspaper/for television escribe en un periódico/para la televisión to write about/on sth escribir* acerca de or sobre algo 1.3 (in letter) escribir* to write to sb escribirle* a algn I wish you'd write to me more often quisiera que me escribieras más seguido I am writing in response to the advertisement which … me dirijo a ustedes con relación al anuncio que … you never write to your mother nunca le escribes a tu madre we write to each other every month nos escribimos todos los meses I write home once a week escribo a casa una vez por semana to be nothing to write home about no ser* nada del otro mundo or [familiar/colloquial] nada del otro jueves

Phrasal verbs

write away

v + adv
to write away for sth she wrote away for a form/sample escribió pidiendo que le mandaran un formulario/una muestra

write back

v + adv
to write back (to sb) contestar(le a algn) I wrote to her, but she never wrote back le escribí, pero no me contestó

write down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[name/details/number] anotar, apuntar 1.1 [Fin] [assets] amortizar* (por depreciación)

write in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (insert) [name/word] escribir*, incluir* 1.2 (include) [safeguard/condition] incluir* 1.3 (in (US) ) [candidate's name] añadir, agregar* 1.4 (in play, series) [character/part] añadir, agregar* 1.1v + adv [viewer/reader] escribir* lots of listeners wrote in for signed photographs muchos oyentes escribieron pidiendo fotos autografiadas

write into

v + o + prep + o
1.1 (include) [safeguard/condition] incluir* en 1.2 [character/part] incluir* en

write off

v + advwrite away 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [Fin] [debt/loan] cancelar to write sth off to bad debts pasar algo a cuentas incobrables 2.2 [assets] amortizar* 2.3 (consider beyond repair) [insurer] declarar siniestro total 2.4 (damage beyond repair) (BrE) destrozar*, hacer* polvo [familiar/colloquial] 2.5 (consider a failure, disregard) [marriage/project/career] dar* por perdido the project was written off as a failure se estimó que el proyecto había sido un fracaso after this scandal, he can be written off as a serious challenger con este escándalo, puede decirse que queda descartado como contendiente

write out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (write fully) escribir* write his name out in full escribe su nombre completo 1.2 (copy) escribir* write out a neat version pásalo en limpio or (Esp) a limpio 1.3 (complete, fill out) [prescription] escribir*; [check] hacer*, extender* [formal] 1.1 [character/part] eliminar (del libreto)

write up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (rewrite fully) [report/notes] pasar en limpio or (Esp) a limpio, transcribir* 1.2 (describe) [experiment/visit] redactar un informe sobre 1.3 (review) [film/play/book] escribir* una crítica or reseña de

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