Quick answer
"Flick" is a noun which is often translated as "el movimiento rápido", and "movie" is a noun which is often translated as "la película". Learn more about the difference between "flick" and "movie" below.
flick(
flihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quick movement)
a. el movimiento rápido
(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 chef shook the water off his hands with a flick.El chef se quitó el agua de las manos con un movimiento rápido.
b. el coletazo
(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).
(of a tail)
The flies darted about, trying to dodge every flick of the horse's tail.Las moscas revoloteaban, tratando de esquivar cada coletazo del caballo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(movie)
a. la peli
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
"Die Hard" is one of my favorite action flicks of all time."Duro de Matar" es una de mis pelis de acción favoritas de todos los tiempos.
b. 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).
Francesca prefers to watch arty flicks, while I go for the big blockbusters.Francesca prefiere ver películas artísticas, mientras que yo me voy por las más taquilleras.
3. (quick cleaning)
a. la pasada
(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 maid gave all the furniture a flick with the duster.La criada les dio una pasada a todos los muebles con el plumero.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to tap)
a. dar un capirotazo
Maria flicked the crumb that was on her piece of paper.María le dio un capirotazo a la miga que estaba en su hoja de papel.
b. sacudir
The waiter flicked the dirt from the mat out the back door.El camarero fue a la puerta de atrás a sacudir el polvo del tapete.
5. (to remove)
a. quitar
Alan flicked some dust off his suit.Alan quitó un poco de polvo de su traje.
b. apartarse
Federica emerged from the water and flicked her hair out of her face.Federica salió del agua y se apartó el pelo de la cara.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to turn; used with "through")
a. hojear (transitive verb)
I flicked through the paper this morning but I couldn't find the news.Estuve hojeando el periódico esta mañana pero no encontré la noticia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (spring-loaded) (United Kingdom)
a. automático
The man pulled out a flick knife and said, "Ma'am, you still have the tag attached to your shirt."El hombre sacó una navaja automática y dijo, "Señora, su camisa todavía tiene la etiqueta".
flicks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(movie theater) (United Kingdom)
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).
What do you fancy tonight? Shall we go to the flicks?¿Qué se te antoja esta noche? ¿Vamos al cine?
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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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