"Ella escribe un libro."
Translation:She writes a book.
Having trouble deciphering the difference in escribe, escribes and when to use.
Escribe is in the ella, él and usted form. So if you are talking about one girl one boy or to "you" you would conjegate the word with e at the end because it is an er verb. Escribes is in the tú form. Tú is the friendly way of saying you. Usted is the formal way of saying you (when you talk to higher authorities and stuff like that). For example if you were talking with your friend and you wanted to ask "do you write?" you would say "¿tú escribes?" or just escribes because the ending explains that it's in the tú form.
Hello! I am new to duolingo and love it! I am learning french and spanish. I would love some friends to play with and compete? Would anyonw who is interested in spanish or french PLZ respond???? Thx soooo much!!! Alexag313
Sure! I am interested in all languages, so that would be good if we can compete.
I am learning the same..and rather can help you with french more..as i learned it properly in school for 6 years!
Well escribe is for when you are talking about he, she, or it (el ella or usted) escribes is used after you use you(tu)
Spanish do not have neuter gender, so You cannot use this word in reference to "it".
This is perfect, thank u! Actually, some of us are only following the app..so we miss out on a lot of imp. Things that the site provides. :p
In present tense verbs that end in ir/er you use the ending "es" when using an informal you and "e" when you are using him,her, or formal you
Tú every word ends with s (escribes, comes, trabajas)
El,ella,ustedes here you write the most of the words without a "s" at the end. But there are some irregular words. You just have to learn them :))
Yes i am latino and i want to learn spanish but i dont know gow to say "ella escebido un nino" pls help
Damn, I don't hear the "un" in the recording unless I click on the slower button. I hope I get better to pick up on it because sometimes the words blend together for me.
It sounded like 'Ellas ecriben' to me which is wrong. I wish the computer did a better job of pronouncing the endings of Spanish words because as far as Spanish goes, the endings tell you meaning and context. The computer sounds like it is adding an 's' to the end of those words. Anyone else think so?
This is a common Spanish phenomenon know as elision. It means that if one word ends in a vowel, and the next word begins with a vowel, normally the second vowel isn't pronounced.
i got the sentence wrong because i put "una" instead of "un". i am confused on the una and un. Is it "un" because "libro" is masculine.
"Una" and "un" relate to the noun in the sentence. "Ella" is the person (she), writes in a book. As libro ends in "o", you can assume it is masculine. This is why we use "un" instead of "una" in this case. Hope that helps.
and why is ellos not "he" if ella is she if the "they" are girls how is that indicated?
"él" (he) is the male equivalent of "ella" (she). When referring to a group (they), you would use "ellas" only if "they" were all female, whereas "ellos" is used if "they" include a male in their ranks.
when b is pronounced with a b sound and when b is pronounced with v sound????
well the b usually is the same sound but in the starting of a word it is different
you are correct that ellas means they, but in this it said ella which is she.
If enscribes = writes and escribe = write how does. She write a book sounds better then she writes a book. I'm confused..
Is it "Ella escribe" and "Ellas escriben" or does the 'n' on the end depend on the end of the sentence rather than the start?
zeebra- the N it's because of the subject, here, ellas, feminine, plural. Ella is sing.
Ella is "She" single, Escriben would be You (plural)/or They. So is it Ella escribe or Ustedes/Ellos/Ellas escriben. Hope this helps.
case and subject (i.e. i, you, they). as you conjugate the verb, the word endings change.
I am having trouble with the grammar of Spanish, for instance, when we it say escribes/escibemos..Which one do we use?
You need to learn your conjugations. It is the pronoun that decides that.
"escribes" is "you (singular, informal) write".
"escribimos" is "we write".
Thank you, I was so confused, and I will take my pronoun learning into consideration.
Some words have an S after them, but aren't plural, while others do. Could someone help me understand the difference in those words?
I have to ask why they let us guess what a word means, i did not know that ella was she