In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(put in writing)escribirhow 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
2(compose)(letter/essay) escribirI wrote him a letter — le escribí una carta
- to write sb a check / cheque — hacerle un cheque a algn
3US(write letter to)escribirle ashe wrote her uncle that she was coming home — le escribió a su tío diciéndole que volvía a casa
4Computingescribirto write sth to disk / disc — traspasar algo a un disco
1(produce writing)escribirthis pencil doesn't write very well — este lápiz no escribe muy bien
- Write with the knowledge of death on your shoulder, write the beauty of the red leafed begonia, remember winter, write with compassion.
- If all the water of the oceans became ink, it will not be enough to write the Greatness of Allah.
- To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry.
- She said rural Ireland inspired her and she wrote pages of poetry about the landscape and the people.
- Laura reached over for her paper and pen and then began to write a letter to send to her father who lived in Tokyo.
- They wrote letters and sent circulars, mailing seventeen bushels of material relating to the fair on one day alone.
- He wrote back saying he was very optimistic that things would change.
- Connie was very grateful and wrote a letter from her bed and asked Timmy to send it for her on his next visit.
- While in prison, he has written five books of poetry and has contributed to several periodicals.
- Margaret wrote back saying that I should bring it up in class and acknowledge my feelings.
- Not content with just voicing his creativity through music, Enik has also commenced writing a book of poetry.
- He was sent to prison, where he wrote a letter about his plight to the New York Citizen newspaper.
- The opportunity also facilitated mentoring students to write an article for publication.
- Aside from his published books, he wrote articles which bristled with wit.
- I wrote books and published articles and eventually got a tenure-track job at a good university.
- We need to distribute leaflets, write letters, send faxes, talk to people, get the message across and change opinions.
- I'm the only president whose ever written a novel and I've written a book of poetry in the past as well.
- Once she wrote back telling of an unbelievable class she had in Australia.
- So I wrote the letter and sent it that evening before I went to bed.
- Such fiction seems to be almost entirely translated from novels originally written in English.
- We know he was interested in American literature, for he wrote an essay each on Whitman and Thoreau.
- It is impossible to write an honest letter to somebody who may send it on to a third party.
- I wrote letters to my mother and she sent me recipes.
- She has written five books of poetry and a clip file shows she has been receiving accolades for years.
- During the nineteenth century almost all poets wrote poetry in dramatic form.
- That night she finished writing her short letter to James and copied her poem to him onto the same sheet of paper.
- Apart from being a reporter and magazine editor, he wrote literary works that were famous in Japan.
- I wrote back and I also wrote to her headmaster, whose name appeared on the school letterhead, at a PO box.
- 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.
- It seemed an appropriate year to write a diary for publication.
- Usually, all you need to do is send e-mail or write a letter to the company.
- Over 80 per cent also sent in comments, with many writing additional letters.
- I was so impressed - a novel written in English about the Geisha world.
- He writes books of poetry but his contact with classical music had been rather limited thus far.
- He literally wrote a book on the subject, shortly after his second daughter, Justine, was born.
- In the process he made some of the most beautiful poems ever written in the English language.
- The lyrics were written by poets of great literary stature.
- He's been at it for decades and has written a magnificent text book which he's currently rewriting.
- During his lifetime Blake wrote many volumes of poetry and religious philosophy, and was an accomplished artist and engraver.
- 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 back saying he loved the song and found nothing objectionable in it.
- I even wrote to the paper explaining these errors but they never wrote back and I'm still waiting for their reply.
- He decided to write a letter of his own and to send regards from his crew.
- 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.
- Shortly after that visit home, she wrote me to ask if she could borrow $250.
- The application can seek, read, an write bytes to the stream as it is a local file.
- Details are written to a file named after the IP address of the Ethernet on each ARM.
- The main reason for this is that virus - and spyware authors - write malware for the most common platform.
- Storage should write data to compliant volumes at the same speed as other volumes.
- 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.
2(as author, journalist)escribirI'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 / sobre algo
3(in letter)escribirto 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
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