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spelling

Pronunciation: /ˈspelɪŋ/

Translation of spelling in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (system, ability) ortografía (feminine) to be good/bad at spelling tener* buena/mala ortografía
    Example sentences
    • But when the activity involved spelling, it was up to me.
    • We are not anarchists when it comes to spelling or punctuation of written Standard English.
    • For example, the language arts course consists of four subject areas: capitalization, punctuation, word usage and spelling.
    Example sentences
    • This is a logical finding, given that spelling is a verbal ability.
    • Rapidly deteriorating, Charlie's punctuation and spelling worsen and he prays that he may retain the ability to read and write.
    • You can probably tell by my writing, and my spelling and grammar, that I've had some learning since I've been out here.
    1.2 countable/numerable (of a word) grafía (feminine), ortografía (feminine) there are several spellings of this word esta palabra tiene varias grafías or ortografías, esta palabra se escribe de varias maneras
    Example sentences
    • As a result, hundreds of words have the same spellings in both languages, which also share a battery of Latin affixes.
    • Mayo County Council will encourage the use of the Irish language and the use of native Irish spelling of place names in the naming of housing developments.
    • We wrote out the correct spelling of his name, along with a phonetic pronunciation.

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