If you feel so strongly, you should report it when "mucho" isn't accepted. Myself, I find it accepted when I write much. "Much" is a better literal translation, but sometimes "a lot" is a better interpretation for a colloquial meaning or for a more natural sounding translation.
“Escribir” is the infinitive form of the verb “to write.” The endings of verbs change depending on which pronoun it is for, like I speak and you speak but he speaks and she speaks, but Spanish has even more conjugations for more pronouns. Also, because you can usually tell by the verb which pronoun was meant, they often don’t put the subject.
I write = (yo) escribo
(tú) escribes = you write (familiar form)
él or ella escribe = he, she or it writes (Everything is either masculine or feminine in Spanish.)
usted escribe = you write (formal form in Spain, but used for both familiar and formal in those places in Latin America which don’t use the “tú” form.
If you are asking when to us “tú” form “escribes” rather than “usted” form escribe, read the following article.
I heard “escribes”, but I understand you might think that since it is not so dissimilar. Yet, “escribas” would be the subjunctive present form and there is nothing in the sentence to suggest that.
Thank you, this really helped me. For the life of me I could not figure out the difference. I found this page that clears up the difference between the indicative and subjunctive present "moods".
The subjunctive mood is used to talk about desires, doubts, wishes, conjectures, and possibilities.
The indicative mood is used to talk about facts and other statements that are believed to be true and concrete.
For this particular sentence, it's the indicative present, so escribes would be correct, not escribas which is subjunctive. It all makes sense now! Thanks! ❤
B and V share the same sounds in Spanish. https://www.thoughtco.com/pronouncing-the-spanish-b-and-v-3079534 The hard b sound is less explosive than in English. The soft sound is like a v sound, but it is done with two lips close together rather than with the bottom lip on teeth.
“The hard b or v is used after pauses, such as at the beginning of a sentence or when a word is standing alone and begins with b or v. It is also used after the m or n sounds, the latter of which can sound much like an m when it comes before a b or v. Some speakers also use the hard b or v after the d in words such as advertencia (warning). See the boldfaced examples in these sentences:
Vamos a la playa. (Let's go to the beach. The v comes at the beginning of the sentence.)
Queremos terminar el embargo contra el país. (We want to end embargo against the country. The b comes after an m.)
Envolvieron los galletas con film transparente. (They wrapped the cookies in plastic wrap. The n in envolvieron sounds much like an m. Note how the only the first v in envolvieron gets the hard sound.)”
Escribes has the soft sound.
...and the former implies that you write a lot, but we are asking because we don't know. It could also be quantity. The latter could be answered with "not much, too much, very much...." We tend to translate "mucho" in positive statements as "very much", but "much" works in a question. I would rather put "often" when that is what I mean. A more neutral question would be "How much do you write?" Notice that the last is strictly quantity though it could be that the quantity is because you write often. A more common question would be "How often do you write?" We could ask in surprise at a very long letter that you are still working on: "How much are you writing?"