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write
past tense wrote past participle written
American English: /raɪt/
British English: /rʌɪt/

Translation of write in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (put in writing) how do you write that? mother writes that they are well
    mamá dice en la carta que están bien
    it is written that …
    está escrito que …
    (to have something) written all over one/one's facejealousy 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
    Example sentences
    • Write with the knowledge of death on your shoulder, write the beauty of the red leafed begonia, remember winter, write with compassion.
    • To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry.
    • If all the water of the oceans became ink, it will not be enough to write the Greatness of Allah.
    1.2 (compose)
    (letter/essay)
    escribir
    I wrote him a letter
    le escribí una carta
    to write somebody a check o (British English) cheque
    hacerle or [formal] extenderle un cheque a alguien
    Example sentences
    • I'm the only president whose ever written a novel and I've written a book of poetry in the past as well.
    • We know he was interested in American literature, for he wrote an essay each on Whitman and Thoreau.
    • He literally wrote a book on the subject, shortly after his second daughter, Justine, was born.
    1.3 (write letter to)
    (American English)
    escribirle a
    she wrote her uncle that she was coming home
    le escribió a su tío diciéndole que volvía a casa
    Example sentences
    • Shortly after that visit home, she wrote me to ask if she could borrow $250.
    • We met because I took out her best friend, and she wrote me to tease me about it.
    • Next morning he wrote her to come.
    1.4 (Computing) to write something to disk o (in British English also) disc
    traspasar algo a un disco
    Example sentences
    • Details are written to a file named after the IP address of the Ethernet on each ARM.
    • Every time a host application writes a transaction to the local disk storage subsystem, a data protection appliance writes it in parallel to the local compatible appliance.
    • The application can seek, read, an write bytes to the stream as it is a local file.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (produce writing) this pencil doesn't write very well
    este lápiz no escribe muy bien
    1.2 (as author, journalist) 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 something
    escribir acerca de or sobre algo
    1.3 (in letter) to write to somebody
    escribirle a alguien
    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 [colloquial] nada del otro jueves
    Example sentences
    • I wrote to him just to say what a great job he was doing and how proud to be a New Zealander he made me, and he took the trouble to write a lovely letter back.
    • He wrote letters and he sent them through a talk show producer and asked the talk show producer to get it to a family member.
    • So I wrote the letter and sent it that evening before I went to bed.
    Example sentences
    • A stroke can affect your ability to read and write and even if you can talk, sometimes the words don't come out in the correct order.
    • Thereafter, lacking the ability to read and write, they were unable to cope with an education that assumed the existence of these skills.
    • It is clear that higher education is a sector predicated upon the ability to read and write accurately.

Phrasal verbs

write away

verb + adverb
to write away for somethingshe wrote away for a form/sample
escribió pidiendo que le mandaran un formulario/una muestra

write back

verb + adverb
to write back (to somebody) I wrote to her, but she never wrote back
le escribí, pero no me contestó

write down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1
(name/details/number)
anotar
apuntar
2 (Finance)
(assets)
amortizar (por depreciación)

write in

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 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
2verb + adverb
(viewer/reader)
escribir
lots of listeners wrote in for signed photographs
muchos oyentes escribieron pidiendo fotos autografiadas

write into

verb + object + preposition + object
1.1 (include)
(safeguard/condition)
incluir en
1.2
(character/part)
incluir en

write off

1v + advwrite away 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 2.1
(Finance) (debt/loan)
cancelar
to write something 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)
(British English)
destrozar
hacer polvo [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

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 1.1 (write fully) write his name out in full
escribe su nombre completo
1.2 (copy) write out a neat version
pásalo en limpio or (Spain) a limpio
1.3 (complete, fill out)
(prescription)
escribir
2
(character/part)
eliminar (del libreto)

write up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1 (rewrite fully)
(report/notes)
pasar en limpio or (Spain) 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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