There are 2 translations of action in Spanish:

action1

Pronunciation: /ˈækʃən/

n

  • 1 u 1.1 (practical measures) prompt action by the police saved several lives la rápida actuación de la policía salvó varias vidas action is needed now to … hay que tomar medidas or actuar inmediatamente para … we demand action! ¡exigimos que se haga algo! which course of action do you recommend? ¿qué medidas recomienda? he didn't rule out military action no descartó la intervención del ejército they took disciplinary action against her le aplicaron medidas disciplinarias, fue sancionada to take action tomar medidas, actuar* to take action against sb/sth tomar medidas contra algn/algo no further action will be taken no se tomará ninguna otra medida action! [Cin] ¡acción! 1.2 (in phrases) in action en acción I'm back in action now [colloquial/familiar] ya estoy de nuevo al pie del cañón [familiar/colloquial] to go into action entrar en acción the government has swung into action against tax evasion el Gobierno se ha lanzado a combatir la evasión fiscal to put sth into action poner* algo en práctica out of action my car is out of action tengo el coche averiado or (AmL tb) descompuesto he'll be out of action for a few weeks va a estar fuera de circulación durante unas semanas [humorístico/humorous]
  • 2 c 2.1 (deed) acto (m) their actions show them to be untrustworthy sus actos demuestran que no son dignos de confianza, la forma en que actúan demuestra que no son dignos de confianza my first action would be to call the police lo primero que haría sería llamar a la policía I won't be responsible for my actions if it happens again si vuelve a suceder, yo no respondo de mí actions speak louder than words obras son amores y no buenas razones, el movimiento se demuestra andando 2.2 [Phys] acción (f)
  • 4 u 4.1 (plot) acción (f) the action takes place in Florence la acción se desarrolla en Florencia 4.2 (exciting activity) animación (f) they went downtown looking for some action [colloquial/familiar] fueron al centro en busca de animación or [familiar/colloquial] de la movida to get a piece o slice of the action [colloquial/familiar] sacar* tajada [familiar/colloquial]
  • 7 c [Law] demanda (f) to bring an action against sb demandar a algn, ejercitar una acción contra algn

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.