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writing

Pronunciation: /ˈraɪtɪŋ/

Translation of writing in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (script) escritura (feminine) cuneiform writing escritura (feminine) cuneiforme
    Example sentences
    • Oh, his writing has a certain style and he can say a simple thing.
    • There are vast differences of thought and style within classical writing.
    • He makes this point in his Clarkson style in a brilliant piece of writing for the Sunday Times.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (written material) the wall was covered in writing la pared estaba llena de pintadas or de graffiti the writing's rather blurred la letra está algo borrosa in writing por escrito can I have it in writing? ¿me lo puede dar por escrito? to put sth in writing poner* algo por escrito the writing is on the wall the writing was on the wall for the company la compañía tenía los días contados investors saw the writing on the wall and sold their shares los inversores se la vieron venir y vendieron las acciones [colloquial/familiar] writing materials artículos (masculine plural) de escritorio 1.3 uncountable/no numerable (British English/inglés británico) (handwriting) letra (feminine) I can't read your writing no entiendo tu letra in his/your own writing de su/tu puño y letra
    Example sentences
    • Her eyes skimmed the familiar writing and descended knowingly on that one sentence that seemed to haunt her desperately.
    • The writing seemed oddly familiar, but Sakura couldn't remember who wrote like that.
    • The writing seemed familiar but he couldn't quite put his thumb on whose exactly it was.
    1.4 uncountable/no numerable (act of composing) she earns a lot from her writing gana mucho (dinero) escribiendo writing takes up a lot of my time paso mucho tiempo escribiendo at the time of writing en el momento de escribir estas líneas 1.5 uncountable/no numerable (written composition) literatura (feminine) an excellent piece of writing un trabajo excelente
    Example sentences
    • An annotated bibliography of his writings on Cornish folklore is also presented.
    • The Jewish prayer book is drawn from the writings of the Jewish people across the ages.
    • Chomsky's political writings are littered with violations of these conventions.
    1.6
    (writings plural)
    the writings of Swift la obra de Swift her philosophical writings sus escritos filosóficos

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