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escribir

Translation of escribir in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 (impersonal) (deletrear) se escribe como se pronuncia it's written o/or spelled as it's pronounced no sé cómo se escribe su apellido I don't know how you spell his surname estas palabras se escriben sin acento these words are written without an accent, these words don't have an accent

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (escribirse)

  • (recíproco) nos escribimos desde hace años we've been writing to each other o/or we've been corresponding for yearsescribirse con algn me escribo con ella we write to each other se escribe con un peruano she has a Peruvian penfriend o/or penpal

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