In English, the verb "to spell" can have two meanings, letting aside those related to magical enchantments and so on: 1. Using a combination of characters to form a word, e.g. She spelled "ghost" without the h. 2. Sounding out the characters used to form a word, e.g. Can you spell "ghost"? Yes, it's "G-O-S-T". It might seem a trivial difference but in Spanish, the verb for "to spell" (deletrear) can only be used in the second case, in the first we'd simply use escribir "to write", and using deletrear would be confusing because it would be interpreted as in 2. Same applies in Catalan for lletrejar and escriure. What about your languages?