"I write with my teacher."

Translation:Yo escribo con mi maestra.

June 1, 2018


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I think I'll stick to writing with mi boligrafo, thank you very much.

June 23, 2018


I don't understand a in maestra....the teacher is el maestro ???

June 1, 2018


Maestra is the female form of Maestro. There's no indication here that the teacher was female so you're right to question it.

June 1, 2018


The "a" at the end makes the word feminine which would mean it's a female teacher

April 26, 2019


Shouldn't maestro also have been accepted?

July 1, 2018


Yes it should but wasn't an option anyway. However, as the user above said, there was no indication that the teacher is female.

October 23, 2018


how do you know when tonuse escribo vs escribir?

September 6, 2018


@RobinCurti2 My observation: When there's something in between the I and write, you use escribir(e.g yo necesito escribir, yo quiero escribir en clase) But when there's nothing hindering, you use escribo(e.g yo escribo mucho, yo escribo en español, yo escribo en mi libro) I hope this helps

September 22, 2018


Escribir is the infinitive or root form of the Spanish verb meaning "to write". Escribir generally translates as "to write", though in some circumstances it is best translated as "writing". It's a little more complicated than this, but for now it's best to use the verb forms ending in -ir, -er, and -ar only when you mean "to verb" or "verbing" (ex. to read, reading, to draw, drawing, etc.).

Escribo is the conjugation of escribir which means "I write" OR "I am writing". Only use it when you mean to say those things. NOTE: In English, I write and I am writing are not interchangeable tenses. The tenses work a little differently in Spanish. You will learn more about that as you go along.

Here's some things to read on the topic if you care to learn more:

Introduction to Spanish Verb Conjugation https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-spanish-verb-conjugation-3079157

Conjugation of Spanish Verbs in the Present Tense https://www.thoughtco.com/conjugation-regular-verbs-present-indicative-3079160

Spanish Present Tense Forms https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/spanish-present-tense-forms/

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

September 24, 2018


Escribo is "write", escribir is "to write". I write vs. i need to write.

July 18, 2019


Why is it naestra and not maestro?

July 31, 2018


Maestro is a male teacher. Maestra is a female teacher. DL accepts either in this translations as there is no context to determine the gender of the teacher.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

September 24, 2018


As others said. No indication of teachers gender so by default it WOULD in fact be "Maestro"

November 18, 2018


Not really. It's not that the gender is unspecified, but that you aren't able to know from the English sentence.

It's rude to call the teacher "maestro", when in fact, she is female.

April 18, 2019


It didnt accept maestro.

February 17, 2019


Maestra/o or profesor / a

When I take my class in Spanish with a native Spanish speaker, I am taught that teacher is Profesor / a. In DuoLingo it pushes Maestro more, is there a reason for this?

October 29, 2018


Why maestra not maestro

July 10, 2019


Sorry I meant to say "maestro"

July 31, 2018


Difference between maestra and profesora?

September 19, 2018


Maestra is best translated as teacher. Profesora is best translated as professor. In English, teacher and professor are fairly interchangeable. I believe the same is true of maestro(a) and profesor(a), but I'm not 100% confident about that.

Maestro(a) http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/maestro

Profesor(a) http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/profesor

FULL DISCLOSURE: Native English speaker - US, Southern Appalachian dialect. Other uses of English may vary. Advice about Spanish should be taken with a grain of salt.

September 24, 2018


The word most commonly used depends on the dialect. If you aren't sure which word to use, it's safer to stick with "profesora" (maestra can be an offensive term in some places).

April 18, 2019


I am learning Spanish under my table up side down

June 4, 2019


There was NO ''con'' on mine

September 8, 2018


What is the diff between maestro and maestra?

February 11, 2019


maestros are male, maestras are female

April 18, 2019


can anyone help me with the difference between 'escribo' and 'escribir'?

April 7, 2019


Am still failing to understand when to use escribo or escribir. Help please

April 29, 2019


My android translates english to spanish without changing settings (very nice). As for my iPad, not so much lmao!

June 8, 2019

July 30, 2019


How would I know the gender of the teacher? I had maestro instead of maestra. I should not have gotten this wrong

September 10, 2019


How do you know when to use "escribo" vs "escribir"when referring to "self". Example:" I want to write in Spanish=Yo [BLANK] en español. Is it Escribo or escribir here!?!?

September 28, 2019


escribo = I write

escribir = to write

I want to write in Spanish = Yo quiero escribir en español.

September 30, 2019


Redacto y escribo both translated to "i write" is it okay to use both interchangeably?

October 5, 2019


this is rigged

October 15, 2019


I just tried answering with the microphone feature on an iPad: “you’re a scribble call me maestro.” Definitely neither a time nor typing save feature.

July 2, 2018


that's because it only recognizes english

August 25, 2018


...unless you set the keyboard language to Spanish, in which case it "only" recognizes Spanish.

October 17, 2018


Android accepts both, but gets confused occasionally.

January 31, 2019


The Spanish voice recognition is so bad, it's a waste of time using it. If you are a bilingual Spanish native speaker, it's better to speak to your phone in English.

April 18, 2019
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