el guion
-the script
See the entry for guion.


This word was formerly written "guión," but the current accepted spelling omits the accent.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (film, television, theater)
a. script
No importa cuántas veces repase el guion, siempre me olvido de mis líneas.No matter how many times I rehearse the script, I always forget my lines.
2. (punctuation)
a. hyphen
Mi nombre, Mary-Ann, se escribe con guion.My name, Mary-Ann, is written with a hyphen.
b. dash
Las líneas de diálogo en español van precedidas por un guion. En inglés, sin embargo, se usan comillas.Lines of dialogue in Spanish are preceded by a dash. English, on the other hand, uses quotation marks.
3. (summary)
a. outline
No hay manera de que pueda dar un discurso tan largo sin un guion.There's no way I can deliver a speech that long without an outline.
4. (banner)
a. standard
El guion real nunca se iza a media asta.The royal standard is never flown at half-mast.
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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. (resumen)
a. framework, outline
2. (cine & tv)
a. script
3. (fig)
eso no estaba en el guiónthat's not what was agreed on
guión de cinefilm script
4. (grammar)
a. hyphen
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1 (Rad) (TV) script; (Cine) (como transcripción) script; (como obra) screenplay
guión de cine
salirse del guión to depart from the script; improvise; el premio al mejor guión the prize for the best screenplay
2 (Literat) (resumen) summary; outline; (aclaración) explanatory text
3 (Tipografía) hyphen; dash
4 (pendón) royal standard; (Religión) processional cross; processional banner
5 (Ornitología)
guión de codornices corncrake
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