Quick answer
"Film" is a noun which is often translated as "la película", and "movie" is a noun which is also often translated as "la película". Learn more about the difference between "film" and "movie" below.
film(
fihlm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movie)
a. la película
(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 studio dubs 40 films per year.El estudio dobla 40 películas al año.
2. (cinema art)
a. el cine
(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 writes articles on film and literature for the local paper.Escribe artículos sobre cine y literatura para el periódico local.
3. (photography)
a. la película
(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).
Photographic film is highly sensitive to light.La película fotográfica es muy sensible a la luz.
b. el carrete
(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).
(roll)
I still have a camera that works with film.Yo todavía tengo una cámara que funciona con carrete.
4. (layer)
a. la película
(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 hydrolipidic film is a protective barrier.La película hidrolipídica es una barrera protectora.
5. (wrap)
a. el film
(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).
Use film to wrap the sandwiches.Usa el film para envolver los bocadillos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to record)
a. filmar
We will film some scenes in the woods.Filmaremos algunas escenas en el bosque.
b. rodar
This series is being filmed in Scotland.Esta serie se está rodando en Escocia.
c. llevar al cine (novel)
Several of his books were filmed in the nineties.En los noventa, varios de sus libros fueron llevados al cine.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to record)
a. filmar
We'll start filming at 6 am.Empezaremos a filmar a las 6 am.
b. rodar
The director wants to stop filming now because the lighting isn't good.El director quiere dejar de rodar ahora porque no hay buena luz.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8. (relative to cinema)
a. cinematográfico
She began her film career at the age of three.Comenzó su carrera cinematográfica a la edad de tres años.
b. de cine
Film critics agree that it is her best movie to date.Los críticos de cine coinciden en que es su mejor película hasta la fecha.
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movie(
mu
-
vi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (motion picture)
a. la película
(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).
My uncle is a famous actor who's been in a lot of movies.Mi tío es un actor famoso que ha salido en muchas películas.
b. el film
(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).
There's a really good movie about the Second World War that just came out.Hay un film muy bueno sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial que acaba de salir.
c. el filme
(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).
If you haven't seen the movie yet, you should read the book first.Si aún no has visto el filme, primero deberías leer el libro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to motion pictures)
a. de cine
Tarantino is one of her favorite movie directors.Tarantino es uno de sus directores de cine favoritos.
movies
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (movie theater)
a. el cine
(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).
Let's go to the movies tomorrow with your cousins.Vamos al cine mañana con tus primos.
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