Translation of write in Spanish:


(past tense of/pasado de wrote past participle of/participio pasado de, written)
Pronunciation: /raɪt/


  • 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
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    • 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 sb a check o (British English/inglés británico) cheque hacerle* or [formal] extenderle* un cheque a algn 1.3 (write letter to) (American English/inglés norteamericano) escribirle* a she wrote her uncle that she was coming home le escribió a su tío diciéndole que volvía a casa
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    • 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/Informática] escribir* to write sth to disk o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) disc traspasar algo a un disco
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    • 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.


  • 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
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    • 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 (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 [colloquial/familiar] nada del otro jueves
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    • 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.
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    • 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/verbo + adverbio
to write away for sth she wrote away for a form/sample escribió pidiendo que le mandaran un formulario/una muestra

write back

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
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

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[name/details/number] anotar, apuntar 1.1 [Finance/Finanzas] [assets] amortizar* (por depreciación)

write in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (insert) [name/word] escribir*, incluir* 1.2 (include) [safeguard/condition] incluir* 1.3 (in (United States/los Estados Unidos) ) [candidate's name] añadir, agregar* 1.4 (in play, series) [character/part] añadir, agregar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [viewer/reader] escribir* lots of listeners wrote in for signed photographs muchos oyentes escribieron pidiendo fotos autografiadas

write into

verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento
1.1 (include) [safeguard/condition] incluir* en 1.2 [character/part] incluir* en

write off

v + advwrite away 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 [Finance/Finanzas] [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) (British English/inglés británico) destrozar*, hacer* polvo [colloquial/familiar] 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/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
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 (Spain/España) a limpio 1.3 (complete, fill out) [prescription] escribir*; [check] hacer*, extender* [formal] 1.1 [character/part] eliminar (del libreto)

write up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (rewrite fully) [report/notes] pasar en limpio or (Spain/España) 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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