Quick answer
"Film" is a noun which is often translated as "la película", and "video" is a noun which is often translated as "el video". Learn more about the difference between "film" and "video" 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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video(
vihd
-
i
-
o
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (recording)
a. el video
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We watched a video online to learn how to sew.Miramos un video en línea para aprender a coser.
b. el vídeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The video of the monkeys is really funny.El vídeo de los monos es muy cómico.
2. (system)
a. el video
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I was lucky to get the eclipse on video.Tuve la suerte de grabar el eclipse en video.
b. el vídeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We can watch the royal wedding on video later.Podemos ver la boda real en vídeo más tarde.
3. (cassette)
a. el video
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
What shall we do with all these old videos?¿Qué vamos a hacer con todos estos videos viejos?
b. el vídeo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I keep our familiy videos in the attic.Guardo los vídeos de la familia en el ático.
c. el videocasete
(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 top shelf is full of videos.El estante de arriba está lleno de videocasetes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to film) (United Kingdom)
a. grabar en video
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Dad plans to video the entire recital.Papá planea grabar el recital entero en video.
b. grabar en vídeo
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
How can I video my computer screen?¿Cómo puedo grabar en vídeo la pantalla de mi ordenador?
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