Quick answer
"Flashback" is a noun which is often translated as "el flashback", and "flash back" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "volver". Learn more about the difference between "flashback" and "flash back" below.
flashback(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el flashback
(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 director's montage of flashbacks left the viewers feeling dizzy and disoriented.El montaje de flashbacks que hace el director dejó a los espectadores mareados y desorientados.
b. la escena retrospectiva
(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).
We gained more insight into the protagonist's life during the flashback in the second half of the movie.Conocimos mejor la vida del protagonista gracias a la escena retrospectiva en la segunda mitad de la película.
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flash back
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to suddenly remember)
a. volver
The smell of Cindy's perfume made me flash back to that romantic night in Paris.El olor del perfume de Cindy me hizo volver a aquella noche romántica en París.
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