"¿Cómoescribesunacarta?"

Translation:How do you write a letter?

6 years ago

285 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Filius

Is this "you" in particular, or just a general "you," as in "how does one write a letter?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabewithafender

Usually in Spanish they don't use "you" the way we do in English to refer to general questions. If you wanted to say that you would say "¿Cómo se escribe una carta?" (How does one write a letter?)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/neamgg
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how does one write a letter? With mad skill.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vortex233254

It would be a little easier to use a pen

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DRAGONHOGGER

If you used a pencil u could erase your mistakes

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/susannafulcher

Mebbe no alot o peple mak ma misks a u

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elianah12

CORRECT!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenFry7

Use a robot

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvalynGonz

Hahaha

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kroberts659

YESS!!! Just yes

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saessafo

So if i was talking to somebody, I would omit the "se"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

saessafo- in this sentence, we don't want to know how we or someone else writes a letter but how do YOU write a letter. You is implied in the sentence not others.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

Hola saessafo: No, it would not have anything to do with talking to somebody. I don't understand your question. What is it you want to say?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saessafo

I mean in a conversation with another person would I say "¿Cómo escribe una carta?" meaning "How do you write a letter?" as opposed to "¿Cómo se escribe una carta?", or is either way right?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

Hola saessafo: If you wanted to know how that particular person writes a letter, you would ask him or her: "¿Cómo escribe usted una carta?" ....or... informally, "¿Cómo escribes tú una carta?".

But is you just want to know in general how does a person write a letter, then you could say: "Cómo se escribe una carta?".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/happiness43

I think either way is right

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablunchis

saesafo, if you want to say 'how do you write a letter' in spanish you will have to say 'como ESCRIBES una carte for a kind of substitud of 'Como se escribe una carta', but both are the same

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leviamit2

Pretty sure saying "How do you..." is slang, and that people originally used "How does one..."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALEJANDROER

they wrote "escribes", the "es" at the end is a conjugation for the "tu" (I cant use the accent), which means that they are already saying "tu" in a way

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanns
Amanns
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If you are using a computer and you want an accent go into Control Panel > > languages and Region > and you figure out the rest because I am just doing this from memory.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baqer0921

Emphasizing is not wrong at all - i thing so bro

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baqer0921

Think bro think

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Umang662392

hoy

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Umang662392

hoy

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Umang662392

que pasa?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roropunkii

I think because the escribes. The es at the end is a conjugation of tu so maybe thats why.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baqer0921

Be sure bro

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/noej11
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It is all in context. Generally it refers to the person that you are speaking to.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nandininat

It says 'escribes' which is the conjugation for tu. Whenever we conjugate er verbs s is addded to the verb after removing the r (when it is put along with tu).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kroberts659

It would be you informal

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MariaEntero

It is a particular you, although in coloquial speak it can be used as both. The general "how does one write a letter?" question woul be "¿Cómo se escribe una carta?"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbyAnder11

Lets learn together. Macombo@yahoo.com

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaMarcusGentry

A general you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaMarcusGentry

A general you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sam966736

Vgenetal

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaMarcusGentry

Como escrebes una carta

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brooke93506

who cares

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DenaliMiss1

Obviously all the people who want to learn. If you don't care then you shouldn't waste time doing something you don't enjoy. YOLO man.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sam966736

Henerzs

General

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kylebate88

If i wanted to say 'How do I write a letter' could it be 'Como escribo una carta' ??

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkitSpanish

Yes. Bingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaJaney

Cómo because without the accent, it'd mean to cook.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alchz
Alchz
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Como without accent means 'I eat'. What you're looking for is 'cocino'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nevercore

Cómo cocinas una carta?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kravdavid

Ty!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pammiejv

Carta is also menu in southern Spain!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

Hola pammiejv: Correct, but why the exclamation points?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pammiejv

Just a bad habit.. Us Brits like our exclamation marks!! ;)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FredSmith666

We Brits like...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amanns
Amanns
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do us brits also have bad grammar?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DharmaLogos

In Spanish the second-to-last syllable is usually accented. If a different syllable is accented it gets an accent mark. Why does the first O in "cómo" have an accent? Since it is the second-to-last syllable it should be accented by default.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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To differentiate "I eat" or "like/as" from "how". Accents are usually used for pronunciation but they can also be used to indicate a different meaning.
Tú - you; tu - your.
Qué - what; que - that/which.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diamondtoodope

where did the "do" come from in the English Sentence ?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/conwayds

Unlike in English, in Spanish and French (and probably others), the present tense of the verb has several meanings depending on context. "Yo escribo" can mean "I write," "I am writing," or "I do write."

In the case of "Cómo escribes," it means "How do you write?" (or potentially "How are you writing," but that doesn't really make sense here).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALEJANDROER

It cant mean I am writing, then you would need to say, "Yo estoy escribiendo" (you'll learn later), everything else is right, though

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

In English "I am writing" is used for simple present more than "I write". "I write" is usually only used for habitual actions. As I understand it, if I say "Estoy escribiendo un libro" in Spanish I mean that I am writing at this moment. If I say "I am writing a book" in English, I only mean that I have started to write a book and have not completed it yet. I would never say "I write a book" in English as a complete sentence. "I write books" or "I write a book every year" are both fine, because they imply habitual action.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geotravelcat

Thank you. It is not so hard the translate from Spanish but a whole different story when translating to Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

diamond- For a question in English you need to use DO. Do you love me, do you go to school.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fakemode

How come the word "do" is just assumed? its not anywhere in the actual sentence but when translated to english the word "do" is there.. is the verb hacer, "to do".. wouldnt it be como hace tu escribes una carta? I dont understand that part of spanish, how words are just assumed to be there.. the way I see the sentence it says "how you write a letter?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alchz
Alchz
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Spanish doesn't work that way. While you are literally translating the sentence to "How you write a letter?", the Spanish are saying it in a way that means something much closer to "How do you write a letter?".

Your spanish alternative sounds just fine, but I'm guessing the above sentence is the one that's more commonly used.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NathanielA513437

But surely that doesn't make sense Alchz. If so, wouldn't that make it much easier to misinterpret what someone was saying if you just assumed words were there? That would be the equivalent of saying "What doing?" in English which is considered improper English. Is there not a more formal way of asking "How do you write a letter? And if so, wouldn't it be better to teach the formal way first? Is this just me or what?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alchz
Alchz
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You are seeing it from the wrong point of view. When speaking in Spanish, there are no words assumed, this is just how it is. However, when you are translating the sentence into English, the word 'do' needs to be added to make complete sense of the idea in English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/16sruthven

Wow, been doing questions awhile now and this is the first time I've seen this asked...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peto1309

So if I want to say "How do they write a letter?", I' ll have to say "Como escriben una carta?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alchz
Alchz
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Yes, but that would be ambiguous, since it could be either the 'they' conjugation or the 'you (all)' conjugation. Adding the subject would make it clear.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peto1309

I see, thank you! ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alchz
Alchz
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No problem. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZhenrunJer

Why cannot the sentence be translated to "Como escribe una carta?" as I'm implying "usted" in the sentence? Duolingo said I'm using a command form...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/benjibenge

Usually "escribe" is used for "she writes" or "he writes" normally So "¿cómo escribe una carta?" would normally be interperated as "how does he/she write a letter?" It would be more correct to use the informal here I think.(usted is rather formal and I wouldnt use it for a classroom or friendly setting)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaperSoldierKen

So carta means letter and menu? Is there any link between Carta and catalogue?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavionPend1

Why does it say how do you write a letter, but como es el is what is he like. I wrote what is writing a letter like.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LilyFunTime

If you are asking how to write a letetr IN SPANISH... You could use duolingo

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathan723023

It's simple! Just get a pen and paper!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoIb4

I wrote how to write a letter . Why giving me wrong.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GucciGang.

CuZ tHIEr wrOnG

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanandRol

To write a letter, get paper and a pen or pencil, write something on the paper and give to somebody, and that's how to write a letter.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leiaisawesome28

With your hand!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChrisV395133

Duo is Illiterate

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xXmemoloidXx

You get a pen, and you start writing letters. Does that help you Duolingo??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelloImHunter12

One writes a letter with two important things 1) paper 2) a pencial

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbbyMarsh9

Well, first you get a pen and a piece of paper...... 0_0

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isabellainpanama

Wrote card for "carta" and got a mistake. Isn't carta both card and letter?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J.Peezy
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"Carta" can only mean "card" when referring to playing cards. So while that is technically a correct translation, it's nonsensical, and should be counted as incorrect since the goal is to learn comprehension.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loreleimer

As opposed to "the bird drinks milk?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

My parrot drinks milk... a bird will drink milk if you offer it.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alice2500

just a little random :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John__Doe
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but I when I type menu for carta wrongly the suggested answer says card for carta...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lestibournes

For me, translating in opposite direction, it told me it meant card.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShiyuChen

I m just wondering that why "how to write a letter" is incorrect.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

Hola ShiyuChen: "How to write a letter" is not correct because you did not conjugate the verb. You only used the infinitive "to write". The sentence says "YOU write". You must start with the infinititve "escribir", but then you must "conjugate" the verb; that is, each person has a different verb form. For instance, in this sentence "escribes" means "you write". Here are some sample of other conjugations of "escribir" in the present tense are: I write = "yo escribo", he writes = él escribe", we write = nosotros escribimos, they write = ellos escriben. CHAU

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShiyuChen

hey Lisagnipura, thanks for your help, i understand it now.:)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachel.ste5

On a previous question it asked me to translate that phrase into Spanish, and it asked me to use "tu", as in I am talking to someone, but in this question it uses "you" generally. Out of context, is there a way to differenciate between the two phrases (one in which I'm speaking to someone and the other when I'm being general)?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rabbitengima

first you get some paper.........

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Donisme2

Why is this not, How do you write a menu. As in "como escribir una carta" (sorry about the accents and improper keyboard usage)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/keimbarely

usually with a pen or pencil just saying.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raafat911

I know that "you" is implied from the question but still is it grammatically wrong if I say : " ¿cómo escribes tú una carta? "

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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That is grammatically valid but the meaning changes subtly. It becomes "How do YOU write a letter?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/missmooney2000

How would it be if I said "how to write a card" in spanish

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeesenSim

How to say in spanish "how to write a letter"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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See the response to ShiyuChen

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HopeEDecker

Why do you not have to include the "do" and "you" in the sentence.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Apahegy

Can "cómo" only be used for questions? If I want to say- "This is how I..." do I use "cómo?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FranChristensen

Why can't it be note, instead of letter and still be correct?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/languagecow12

Why do you use una? Doesn't that mean the letter would be feminine?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.Christian.
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Hi languagecow12, because is the gender of the word, It belongs to the female gender

the letter. (la carta).

the woman. (la mujer).

a letter. (una carta).

the man. (el hombre).

the roof. (el techo).

a car. (un carro).

El= male gender.

La=female gender

I hope to have you helped if there are doubts or mistakes please comment.

greetings and luck

bye.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/binarytrance

When do we use "escribe" and when do we use "escribes"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.Christian.
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Hi HARDCOREBO,

"Escribe", It commonly used with the next subjects - You.

You write a book= (Tú escribes un libro (Only use "Escribes" with "Tú") or Usted escribe un libro)

With - He, She, It, It's translated as "Escribe"

He writes a letter (Él escribe una carta)

She writes as a poet (Ella escribe como una poeta).

I hope to have you helped If there are doubts or mistakes please comment

Greetings and luck

Bye

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Otaku2Learn
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It doesn't sound as if Duo is asking a question, just monotone.. what gave it away was "Como" which means How...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mahesh781693

Cómo means eat have you gone mad

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Moria239665

A form of "comer" means eat, as in "mi gato come leche." Cómo means "how." Sí, es muy hard.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/foxes_are_

I check with a spanish to english translation app and this is incorrect. It would say 'as he writes a letter', i believe, instead of 'how do you write a letter' am i wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/melissa883719

I spelt letter with one t not two i am unsubscribing frubes

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kallia671738

In the translation for "como" there's the choice "sorry?" . In what cases do you use that ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saloni_Baswan

Hey but I thought como meant (to) eat. Whatttt?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Be-ryce

You use a pencil, quil, pen, marker, crayon, etc. Who still uses a quil?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AksBond

i was already struggling with como as 'eat' and 'as', not new como (of course, with new flaunting accent) means 'how' as well. Probably a day will come when just handful of words mean everything, depending upon the situation :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CualesSonLos

Theres technology these days either LOOK IT UP or SEND AN EMAIL OR TEXT.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jello.jiggles

I put how do i write a letter and got it wrong. May i please have an explanation

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelFen

I think this should be passive voice "como se escriba" . How does one write a letter? How often do we ask "How do YOU Write a letter?" whaddya think?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sierra330553

P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seamus81290

whatever

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jello.jiggles

With a pen and paper

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kennedy289789

I mean i dont under stand in spanish the could be 3 spainish words, but in eniglish its 5 words

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DenaliMiss1

It is always helpful to remember the gender qualities of the words you are using. If you are talking about a word that ends in an "a", let's say "carta", that means that is is feminine and therefore all pronouns referring to it should be used accordingly, such as "una" in this case.. Similarly, if you have a masculine noun, such as "nino" (I apologise I don't know how to do accents on my computer) you must chose describers and pronouns that agree with that gender. There will also be some words where the gender is less apparent, such as "agua". These nouns take just a little bit of memorization, you kind of just have to know whether they are masculine or feminine. It also helps if you say it out loud and test the sound. For instance, what sounds correct; "El agua" or "La agua"? (the answer is "el agua") You just need to develop a little bit of an ear for it, it comes with practice. Hope that helped out a little bit. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SmallStranger

Would "¿Qué escribes una carta?" be the same?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouFul

Hffhfgjrdjfdnktvjr go udbgwhffkschf full his hoodie Ohio River help Heidi it if risotto until profile isn't too in Heidi

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sultano11

I wrote" how do you write a letter?" and it's right

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chris979768

It is right!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grace-autumn

Join my club: 5GVDUE

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Natalie433088

A tip: if your having trouble finding the first word of the sentence or phrase find the word that is upercase, that is usally the one

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chanyuiyan

By hands

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shadowstrike98

Everyone knows how to write a letter

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrajwalPet

Which word is used for 'How' in Spanish

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

Cómo.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BillyWiesl

Is this referring to an alphabetic letter or a letter like one you would send in the mail?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

A letter to send in the mail. If Duo was asking about an alphabetical letter, I wouldn't trust Duolingo to teach me anything. I'd quit:)

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbyAnder11

If anyone wants to learn together email me. Macombo@yahoo.com

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Unity549503

I'm not sure how to do this

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aditinfinite

Como = how?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deepakkodw

Cómo is 'how' as well as 'what', it shows here , cual is 'what' as well and so is 'que' , so how do you know when to use which of these as 'what' ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adrew60227

O8un

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abdo655110

Why they don't use the pronoun tù in this question

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

It's implied because of the other words used in the sentence.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gabi27032

I thought como was eat

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

Como means eat, unless you put an accent mark over the first o (cómo), then it's how/what.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolf_Commander

Just rite it man!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew466625

guys it is I cylon 2000 don even know whats goin on I never saw do as a option to type!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melody920751

How do you tell the difference between the como as in eating and como as in who

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

'Cómo' with an accent mark means 'how/what'. 'Como' without an accent mark means 'eat'.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/serenity101fun

I said that and it told me I was wrong.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobBarma

Can carta also mean card?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Walter1080

Duolingo is not accepting the correct answer.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zachariah440553

With a pen and paper

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GucciGang.

ITS OBVIOUSLY EAT WRITE AN LETTER

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sunstorm2204

Kids these days.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reagan1562

Step 1: you get a piece of paper. Step 2: you find a pencil (key word: find) step 3: you write dear, who you want to write to. Step 4: write what you want to say the the person. Step 5: write the persons adress on the letter. Step 6: write your adress on the upper left corner of the invelope. Step 7: put a legal stamp on the opposite corner of your adress. Step 8: put your letter in your mail box with the red stick thing up! Key word (write) times in instructions: 5

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CameronRowley

Oh yea! This girl gets joke of the year!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nixolbor

¿I don't have to djdhxchchhdhkrjejdjeskdidkkdkdkddkdkkdkddkdkkdfuufufucufucucuffuckkkkyouidjdjjddjjdjfdjdjsudnch FattyfkfjjfjjfjfjfjfjfkfjfjffjkfkfkksoibananasoofdkdkdkdndnkddkkddkdkdkkdOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFfkkckckcckckckxkxkkxkxdkdkusuxdkdkddkkddkdkksuxkedkdkdkkktoystoryexexidjdxjxcjcjcjfjdffdkkdzoodosososoooooooooooooppoooopooooooooooahahhaahyousuckdjfjcjcjdjxudggesfGDjisjzjvdkdkdkdkdkdkdkdkdiuddjdj?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nixolbor

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nixolbor

Press here if you DARE--> toystory.exe.com

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

I did.....and nothing happened.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CoryKlopot

Yy

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabriella188893

I typed "u" insted of " you" and got it wrong smh

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dark_Fiend

With words

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CALEBBAIER1

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NyamNyamNy1
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With great poise and elegance. Why do you ask?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NyamNyamNy1
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I have seen your handwriting. That is a barefaced lie.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prleet

Mi mono escribe la carta para mi.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fedor-A-learner

then he suddenly turned his head and angrily said: "how do you write a letter?" the lack of time on hand did not allow him to write anything, let alone an entire letter.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dan963174

How do I know when referring to "you" .. Or "i"... Other people when righting becomes short hand.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BuniiLlama

Would ¿Cómo escribes una carta eb España? Make sense?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hello72207

with words, obviously

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/evig.jarl
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This sentence is not that stupid as it sounds, especially in the times of electronic mail and general laziness amongst the humans.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kmatie14

I guess you could use this if you were teaching a elementary class...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suzmatt

Please clarify as I got this wrong, when I was so sure I was right. Hate that when it happens :-) . I thought "una carta" was "one letter" and "la carta" was "a letter."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Morne
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"Una carta" means "a letter," and "la carta" means "the letter"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suzmatt

Oh poo, I am mixed up. You, duo lingo and my translator all agree. Thank you for the confirmation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/syappen

Why can't it translate as "How are you writing a letter?"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Valestellarium

because this question asks for a method and your suggestion implies that there's someone actually writing a letter.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leo-khan

I answers " How to write a letter ? " And wrong :-I

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

leo- where was the subject pronoun in your sentence? In Spanish without a pronoun, it would be : cómo escribir una carta?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Leo-khan

yes thanks :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/guptaankur1

What does d word 'como' means? Sometimes it is used for 'how' and sometimes for 'like'

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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Cómo -how
Como - like/as

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SwaritAgar

I guess word "como" come for eat as well?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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Yes, "I eat" = como.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SwaritAgar

So how would be identify difference among "como=eat", "como=how" and "como=like/as"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/helenefogel

I missed one word why do I have to get it wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adididi

Would 'Como escribes tu una carta' be correct?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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See response to Raafat911

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adididi

Thank you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnTheNub

I hit n so it said escriben and it counted me wrong because it is another word in spanish ._.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mercy_254

When I clicked on como it said how. Last time I put how eat fish and it was correct. Oh well. Spanish has its times

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicholas_Brooks
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why do you put do if it don't say "do"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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Because in English that is how you ask questions. You add "do".

You write a letter.
Do you write a letter?

Also see the response to diamondtoodope

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sar_sep

is it wrong if i translated this as how to write a letter?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
Lrtward
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See the response to ShiyuChen

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sonicmaster56

With paper and pencil? Why does she ask these things?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orrnewman

How would I say 'how TO write a letter'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.Christian.
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Hi orrnewman, How to write a letter?=Cómo escribir una carta?.

How do you write a letter?=Cómo escribes una carta?

I hope to have you helped If there are doubts or mistakes please comment

Greetings and luck

Bye.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orrnewman

thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kazaky
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How to write a letter?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jennaadams315

You know they want you to speak the spanish right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Antrikshkethwas

I thought the translation would be "how to write a letter"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samuelgurevich

Just get a piece of paper then start writing

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nads585262

I remembered what escribes ment

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenaissaMo

Como it mine eat in Spanish ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jjade2
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COMO ESCRIBES UNA CARTA

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amerika899603

Its easier when you say "How do you write a letter

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prashansa14

How do we write 'How to write a letter?'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jada203853

Dab on them got it right

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rose824949

Carta

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rose824949

..l9

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaPark517

Okay that inflection did not sound interrogative!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ethan789661

Cuz i totally dont know how

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaPark517

Well, if it's a business letter, you'd be surprised! (Hey, this past year I had to teach not one, but two interns how to write a check, so...)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gooeyemerald415

You have a lot of learning to do

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ILovePanda8

Dang it i misseda word

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaigeSherrod12

i wrote how does one write a letter

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/etelvi
etelvi
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Con las manos

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThePattonF

Uhhh, You take a writing utensil and you write letters to form words on a piece of paper. I think...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catherine205439

i thought como meant eat

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Translated2

its actually what writes a letter!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bariadi

why is it como? I thought como was what, not how.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeniSemic

¿Cómo se escribe una carta?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jose988367

So you're telling me that "Como comes una manzana?" Would be "How do you eat apples?" I guess there are more confusing things than that in English but i still don't like it lol.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam357003

Isnt 'como' for eating?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoralesNal

Lavo la cos

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kantm

How to write a letter - is it also alright?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XvBenjaminvX

¿Cómo escribe una carta?

Would be how do I right a letter?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouFul

Issues go up to trust you it's that simple

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex.Eide2

لةب فىى بىىب

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nixolbor

⌫.com

1 year ago

[deactivated user]

    Hello

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/carl.dexte

    It would be more useful if duolingo used questions people actually asked (where is the bathroom?) No one asks these kinds of questions. (O even worse, "how do you eat an egg?"... come on...)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mersadiaz

    Spanish is hard

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CameronRowley

    Ikr

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Squeeeeps

    Does "escribes" signify the "do you" part of the translation? If so, why does it signify the "do you"?

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Queen_Kimani

    first of all, you all need to make this for people who don't have headphone like u used to

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mia6521

    This is awsome

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kroberts659

    I don't like these questions because I don't like bothering other people with the sound.

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewCurren16

    They missed a word

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kroberts659

    I am confused

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JDizzle7175

    may i have a lingot i have am a good boy im just kidding lol but i would like a lingot though ; ]

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Reagan1562

    No

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/jackson122920

    This is how to write a letter 1st poop 2nd pee

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/CameronRowley

    Dumb ass

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nico110768

    this is freaking queer why do we need to learn their stupid language if they are coming to our country DARNIT

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/KukkuFalken

    Isnt "how to write a letter" right ??

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
    Lrtward
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    See the response to ShiyuChen

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/perrie21

    theres mistakes in this

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/pablunchis

    i see no mistakes

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JC2001

    im pretty sure "how does one letter?" is a valid answer

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JustinSp6s

    I don't know anybody who cannot write a letter

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JustinSp6s

    -_-

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JustinSp6s

    I don't know anybody who cannot write a letter

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Crossbow79

    Cómó does not right it means eat

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AnneliseS1

    You just did it son

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/smidey

    Hola amigo

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/amber1348

    What i don't even know why i got it wrong

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/amber1348

    And i put como escribes una carta

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/sar_sep

    Is it wrong if i say "how to write a letter?"

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/MadyPate

    Im hoerible at this

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabeSenpaiSweg

    What ever floats your boat is what people should say when you get asked how do you write a letter (Which everyone can write one when dey are 6 years old) (Techniccaly not saying im 6 because im not) (Techniccaly saying Writing letters are a talent and if you do not know how to write one at lets say 14 your a total idiot) (No offence Non-Talented ones) To Be Honest i am horrible at writing but "How do you write a letter" IS REDICULUS!!!!!!! < Horrible spelling

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/A_BlueUnicornCat

    To right a let tree r you

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AIDEN526372

    LOL

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AIDEN526372

    is that :O

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Illuminarti

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/LouisGaude

    I tink you are rong filiuz poop

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/akiaz24

    How do u use the microphone

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Doglover511

    A b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z for anyone who asks this

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/GabiR.2

    I literally foegot to capitalize

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Neerali

    Uff cnfusd

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hilsmgreen

    Is the letter 'b' in escribes pronounced like a 'v' is in English? It always sounds like a v.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AustinFalv

    Yes

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Galaxysword9

    duolingo does not know text talk i did how do u ~ abcd (how do you write a letter)

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/samuelgurevich

    Just asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAVVVVVJust asAAJust asAAVJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAJust asAAVVVVJust asAAJust Just asAAJust asAAVVVJust asAAVVVVVVVVVVV asAAJust asAAVVVVVJust asAAVVVV

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/DRAGONHOGGER

    What r u AAJust or AAVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVJust

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/JonnyKlase

    Why would you need to ask how you write a letter?

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lisagnipura

    Hola Jonny: Who cares? It is just to practice the language.

    5 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kroberts659

    Honestly, NO ONE CARES!!!! It's just to practice the language

    2 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/marcame12

    A también podría pasar por one.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ekaterina_Pyreva

    у

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ekaterina_Pyreva

    Я

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ekaterina_Pyreva

    Фитодизайн

    4 years ago
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