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"Act" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "actuar", and "move" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "mover". Learn more about the difference between "act" and "move" below.
act(
ahkt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to take action)
a. actuar
The moment to act is now!¡Ahora es el momento de actuar!
2. (to behave)
a. actuar
He has been acting weird lately.Ha estado actuando de manera extraña ultimamente.
b. comportarse
You just have to act naturally.Simplemente hay que comportarse con naturalidad.
3. (to pretend)
a. hacer
He acted as if he didn't care.Hizo como si no le importara.
4. (to function)
a. actuar
Ordinary painkillers don't act that fast.Los analgésicos normales no actúan tan rápido.
5. (to serve as)
a. servir
The coral reef acts as a barrier.El arrecife de coral sirve de barrera.
6. (to perform a role)
a. actuar
I can't act to save my life!¡No tengo ni idea de actuar!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
7. (deed)
a. el acto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It was an act of sabotage.Fue un acto de sabotaje.
b. la acción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He was unaware of the consequences of his acts.No se daba cuenta de las consecuencias de sus acciones.
8. (legal)
a. la ley
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The act was approved by Parliament.El parlamento aprobó la ley.
9. (entertainment)
a. el acto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of a play)
Many Shakespeare plays are divided into five acts.Muchas de las obras de Shakespeare se dividen en cinco actos.
b. el número
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(performance)
He was rehearsing his act before he went on stage.Estaba ensayando su número antes de salir a escena.
c. el grupo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(band)
We've hired a great act for the reception.Hemos contratado un grupo sensacional para la recepción.
10. (pretense)
a. el teatro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
His crying is just an act.Su llanto es solo teatro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
11. (to perform a role)
a. hacer
He once acted the part of Joseph in a Nativity play.Una vez hizo el papel de José en una obra de Navidad.
b. interpretar
They needed someone to act the role of Othello.Necesitaban a alguien que interpretara el papel de Otelo.
12. (to behave like)
a. hacerse
She enjoyed acting the lady of the manor.Disfrutaba haciéndose la gran señora.
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move(
muv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to change position of)
a. mover
Help me to move the table a bit.Ayúdame a mover la mesa un poco.
b. trasladar
I was moved to another department when I got promoted.Me trasladaron a otro departamento cuando me ascendieron.
c. transportar
I move goods from one place to another in my van.Transporto mercancía de un sitio a otro en mi furgoneta.
2. (to influence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was moved to do something when I heard about the disaster.Sentí que tenía que hacer algo cuando oí sobre el desastre.
Spare your words; nothing will move me.Ahórrate tus palabras, nada podrá convencerme.
3. (to affect emotionally)
a. conmover
Her kind words moved me, and made me cry.Sus amables palabras me conmovieron y me hicieron llorar.
b. emocionar
Seeing her daughter walking down the aisle moved her.Ver a su hija caminando hacia el altar la emocionó.
4. (to propose)
a. proponer
I move to hold new elections for chairperson.Propongo llevar a cabo una nueva elección para presidente.
5. (business)
a. vender
This online store moves lots of merchandise.Esta tienda en línea vende muchos productos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to change home or office)
a. mudarse
I would love to move out of the city.Me encantaría mudarme fuera de la ciudad.
b. trasladarse
We're moving tomorrow, so the office will be closed all day.Mañana nos trasladamos, así que la oficina estará cerrada todo el día.
7. (to change position)
a. moverse
Don't move while I take the picture.No se muevan mientras saco la foto.
8. (to progress)
a. avanzar
My project is moving in the right direction.Mi proyecto avanza en buena dirección.
9. (commerce)
a. venderse
Sell off the new collection, it's not moving.Salden la colección nueva, no se está vendiendo.
10. (in games)
a. jugar
Who moves after me?¿Quién juega después de mí?
11. (to take steps)
a. actuar
We must move immediately to control the situation.Debemos actuar de inmediato para controlar la situación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
12. (movement)
a. el movimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
His clumsy move made him fall.Su movimiento torpe lo hizo caer.
13. (step)
a. el paso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
It was a wise move to apply for that job.Fue un paso acertado solicitar ese trabajo.
b. la medida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The minister's first move was to fire the secretary.La primera medida del ministro fue despedir al secretario.
14. (games)
a. la jugada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
It is checkmate in three moves.Es jaque mate en tres jugadas.
15. (change)
a. la mudanza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The previous move was much easier because we had a van.La mudanza anterior fue mucho más fácil porque teníamos una furgoneta.
b. el traslado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I wanted to improve my career, so I asked for a move to sales.Quería mejorar en mi carrera, así que decidí pedir un traslado a ventas.
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