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poli August 08, 2008 06:34 AM

una carta de puño y letra
 
Can somebody translate this form me? Thank you.

Rusty August 08, 2008 07:07 AM

This means handwritten letter.

poli August 08, 2008 07:11 AM

Thank you for clarifying this to me. With the word puño I thought it may have meant an urgent or angry letter.

Rusty August 08, 2008 07:44 AM

You're welcome.

Something de puño (y letra) is something handwritten, or something in one's own handwriting.
de tu puño y letra = in your own handwriting

Escrito de puño (y letra) de ... = written by the hand of ...

Alfonso August 08, 2008 07:53 AM

Yes, it is. But I wouldn't write y letra between brackets, as I don't think it's common to say just escrito de tu puño. Of course, it's not impossible, but the common idiom, at least here, is de tu puño y letra.

Nothing to do with angriness.

Rusty August 08, 2008 07:58 AM

Thanks, Alfonso.

Jane August 08, 2008 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfonso (Post 13639)
Yes, it is. But I wouldn't write y letra between brackets, as I don't think it's common to say just escrito de tu puño. Of course, it's not impossible, but the common idiom, at least here, is de tu puño y letra.

Nothing to do with angriness.

Nothing to do with anger.

Alfonso August 08, 2008 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jane (Post 13643)
Nothing to do with anger.

Thanks a lot, angel :angel:

Tomisimo August 08, 2008 09:07 AM

Added puño y letra to the idiom dictionary. :)

sosia August 09, 2008 05:36 AM

Yo siempre la he escuchado como una frase hecha completa "de su puño y letra", nunca suelta "puño y letra", como aparece en el modismo.

Es una carta auténtica de Velázquez, de su puño y letra.
Escribió de su propio puño y letra sus últimas recomendaciones antes de morir.

Saludos :D


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