Quick answer
"Cue" is a noun which is often translated as "la entrada", and "prompt" is an adjective which is often translated as "rápido". Learn more about the difference between "cue" and "prompt" below.
cue(
kyu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (theater)
a. la entrada
(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).
She missed her cue, so the actors on stage had to ad-lib.Perdió su entrada, así que los actores que estaban en el escenario tuvieron que improvisar.
b. el pie
(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).
When she says, "whoever shall save me?," that's your cue to enter.Cuando ella dice "¿quién me salvará?," ese es tu pie para salir.
2. (music)
a. la entrada
(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).
The band waited for the cue from the singer.La banda esperó la entrada del cantante.
3. (billiards)
a. el taco
(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).
He picked up the cue and lined up the cue ball with the eight ball.Agarró el taco y alineó la bola jugadora con la bola negra.
4. (signal)
a. la señal
(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).
I'm not very good at decoding non-verbal cues when someone is lying.No soy buena para decodificar las señales no verbales de alquien que miente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to give an actor his line)
a. darle el pie (theater)
The thunder clap cues you to say "run for your lives!"El trueno te da el pie para que digas "¡sálvese quien pueda!"
6. (to signal)
a. darle la entrada a (music)
The conductor cued the rest of the orchestra to play the next passage.El conductor le dio la entrada al resto de la orquesta para que tocara el siguiente pasaje.
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prompt(
prampt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (quick)
a. rápido
I expect a prompt reply from customer service.Espero una respuesta rápida por parte de servicio al cliente.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Had it not been for the waiter's prompt action, the poor man would have choked.Si no hubiera sido porque el mesero actuó con rapidez, el pobre hombre se hubiera ahogado.
The front desk staff are very helpful: they were prompt in booking restaurants and tours we selected.El personal de recepción nos ayudó mucho: reservaron rápidamente los restaurantes y excursiones que elegimos.
2. (on time)
a. puntual
Employees should be prompt.Los empleados deben ser puntuales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (reminder)
a. el apunte
(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).
The teacher uses a series of prompts - questions and flash cards - to elicit the correct response from pupils.El profesor usa una serie de apuntes - preguntas y tarjetas - para obtener las respuestas correctas de los alumnos.
4. (theater)
a. el apunte
(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).
Cecile forgot her next line and looked at the prompt to get back on track.A Cecile se le olvidó la siguiente línea y miró el apunte para volverse a centrar.
5. (computing)
a. el mensaje
(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).
A prompt appeared on the screen requesting information.Apareció un mensaje en la pantalla solicitando información.
6. (occupation)
a. el apuntador
(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).
, la apuntadora
(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).
She has been a prompt in two plays this year.Ha sido apuntadora en dos obras este año.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (punctually) (United Kingdom)
a. en punto
We will begin the conference at 8 am prompt.Vamos a comenzar la conferencia a las 8 am en punto.
b. puntualmente
The bus will leave prompt at 7 pm.El autobús partirá puntualmente a las 7 pm.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to be the cause of)
a. provocar
The news of the embezzlement of funds prompted a scandal and the minister had to resign.La noticia de la malversación de fondos provocó un escándalo y el ministro tuvo que dimitir.
b. dar lugar
The picture of him with Sonia prompted questions that he didn't want to answer.La foto de él con Sonia dio lugar a preguntas que no quería contestar.
9. (to induce)
a. empujar
The news prompted people to do crazy things.La noticia empujó a la gente a hacer locuras.
b. motivar
The result prompted her to keep fighting.El resultado la motivó a seguir luchando.
c. mover
The natural disaster prompted everyone to migrate.El desastre natural movió a todos a emigrar.
10. (to encourage to continue)
a. apuntar
I prompt the lines to the actors on stage.Yo apunto las líneas a los actores en el escenario.
b. soplar
Henry prompted Ronda when she got stuck during her presentation to the board.Henry le sopló a Ronda cuando se atascó durante su presentación a la mesa directiva.
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