A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (games)
a. move
Juan hizo una pésima movida que le hizo perder la partida.Juan made a really bad move that lost him the game.
2. (strategy)
a. ploy
Esta es una movida chueca del gobierno para no pagarnos los sueldos.This is just a crafty ploy on the part of the government to avoid paying our wages.
3. (activity)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. scene
Es un personaje muy conocido en la movida nocturna barcelonesa.He's a well-known figure on the Barcelona nightclub scene.
b. action
Me mudo de este barrio porque aquí hay mucha movida y yo necesito dormir.I'm moving out of this neighborhood because there's too much action and I need to sleep.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. trouble
Ayer tuve movida con mi mujer por la visita de mi madre.I had some trouble yesterday with my wife because of my mom's visit.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Spain
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo paso de movidas veganas. Quiero ir a una hamburguesería.I'm not into vegan stuff. I want to go to a burger joint.
A mi padre las movidas tecnológicas no le molan nada.Technology is really not my dad's thing.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Chile
a. bash
Organicé una movida con mis hermanos para celebrar el aniversario de nuestros padres.I organized a bash with my siblings to celebrate our parents' anniversary.
b. do (United Kingdom)
Los invitados trajeron vino, aperitivos y dulces a la movida de mi graduación.The guests brought wine, appetizers, and desserts to my graduation do.
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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. (lío, problema)
a. problem
mudarse es una movidamoving house is a real headache
tener una movida con alguiento have a spot of bother with somebody
2. (ambiente, actividad)
a. scene
no me va esa movidait's not my scene
la movida madrileñathe Madrid cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 80s
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1 (animación) scene (familiar)
un bar en el centro de la movida a bar at the heart of the club scene (familiar)
la movida nocturna Garitos interesantes y movida nocturna Granada es un sitio con mucha movida nocturna en Granada hay mucha movida había una movida muy guapa ahora de insumisos ahí, en la puerta del
la movida cultural the cultural scene (familiar)
No se si ahora hay mucha movida en Amsterdam Mucho me temo que la movida de los 80 ha muerto no me gusta la movida parisina un tipo muy abierto e introducido en la movida parisina
la movida madrileña the Madrid scene (familiar)
los años de la movida madrileña Diario 16 se habia convertido en el periódico por excelencia de la movida madrilena Gran parte de los representantes de la emergente movida madrileña se confundían con magistrados
la movida está en la costa the coast is where it's at (muy_familiar)
2 (asunto) thing; stuff (muy_familiar)
a mí no me va esa movida I'm not into that scene (familiar) o stuff (muy_familiar); la movida es que ... the thing is that ...
El heavy es una movida antipolítica
¡qué movida! ¡ahora tengo que ponerme a trabajar! what a pain! I've got to get down to work now! (familiar); ese tío anda en movidas raras that guy is into really weird stuff (muy_familiar)
había una movida muy guapa ahora de insumisos ahí, en la puerta del Ayuntamiento
3 (España) (pelea) trouble
cuando vuelva a casa me espera una buena movida there's going to be real trouble when I get home (familiar)
es mejor que no vayamos, porque allí hay movida
4 (Ajedrez) move
movida clave key-move
5 (Política) movement
6 (Chile) bash (familiar); do (familiar)
The Movida Madrileña was a cultural movement that sprang up in Madrid towards the end of the Transición a la Democracia (Transition to Democracy - 1975-82). In post-Franco Spain many were glad to shake off Catholic social and sexual mores and to experiment. This was the period that saw the emergence of exciting and innovative film directors like Pedro Almodóvar and bands like Radio Futura and Alaska y los Pegamoides. At the same time the media, music and fashion industries sought to distance themselves from the mass-produced popular culture of the US and UK and to establish their own Spanish identity.
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Phrases with "movida"
Here are the most popular phrases with "movida." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
qué movida
nice move, what a mess
¡Qué movida!
Nice move!, What a mess!
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