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American English: /fɪlm/
British English: /fɪlm/

Translation of film in Spanish:


film rating (US), film certificate (UK)
  • 1 1.1 countable or uncountable (Photography) a (roll of) film
    un rollo or un carrete (de fotos)
    una película
    fast film
    película rápida
    Example sentences
    • All you need is an album, an instant camera, rolls of film and painting materials if you are that way inclined.
    • I actually prefer to use colour film with the pinhole camera because it just looks so nice.
    • The method creates a digital image that is vivid and precise: a photograph that requires neither film nor camera.
    1.2 countable (movie) who's in the film?
    ¿quién trabaja or actúa en la película?
    she's made a successful career in films
    ha hecho carrera en el cine
    (before noun) (critic/producer)
    cinematográfico or de cine
    the film industry
    la industria cinematográfica
    film library film music
    música (feminine) cinematográfica or de cine or de películas
    film première o premiere
    estreno (masculine) cinematográfico
    film production
    producción (feminine) cinematográfica or de películas
    film rights
    derechos (masculine plural) de adaptación cinematográfica or de adaptación al cine
    film studio
    estudio (masculine) cinematográfico or de cine
    film version
    Example sentences
    • He has recently written and directed his first feature film.
    • It was like watching a horror film unfold.
    • Apart from watching the documentary film was there any other research that you felt was necessary?
    1.3 uncountable (cinematic art)
    Example sentences
    • Today, traditional art forms are practised alongside painting, photography, theatre and film.
    • The film industry has blamed the police for their failure in nabbing the culprits.
    • Long a film buff, Verna says she's always maintained broad artistic interests.
  • 2 2.1 countable (thin covering) a film of dust
    una película or capa de polvo
    2.2 uncountable (wrap)
    film (masculine) or envoltura (feminine) transparente
    Example sentences
    • Cut the beef fillet into thin slices and, layered between sheets of plastic film, beat until extremely thin.
    • The latest version, known by the brand name Superglass, has two layers of clear film between the panes.
    • Leave to rise on oiled baking sheets, covered with oiled clear film, for 15 minutes.
    Example sentences
    • We've been dusting the last 24 hours because we found everything covered with a light film of dust.
    • Now think of the same image, but this time the chocolate is covered by a white film on its surface.
    • Dust films are a light powder of clay and silt-sized particles that adhere to rough surfaces and rock fractures.

transitive verb

  • (scene/event/activity)
    llevar al cine
    Example sentences
    • The movie was filmed on location in Oregon and the period clothing and accoutrements are generally right on.
    • And it certainly has to have resonated with the themes of the movie that you were filming.
    • If she had her way, by the time the movie was done filming, Ryan and Ann will be very cozy indeed.

intransitive verb

  • filming starts tomorrow
    el rodaje or la filmación empieza mañana
    opera films badly
    la opera no se presta para ser llevada al cine

Phrasal verbs

film over

verb + adverb
his eyes filmed over
se le nublaron or se le empañaron los ojos

Cultural Note: film rating (US), film certificate (UK)

Una calificación que se otorga a las películas y videos. Establece la clase de público autorizado para verlos. En EEUU, pueden tener seis calificaciones: G ( general audiences) para todos los públicos; PG ( parental guidance) es decir que los padres deciden si sus hijos pueden verlos; PG-13 ( parental guidance for children under 13); R ( restricted) es decir que los menores de 17 años solo pueden verlos si están acompañados de uno de los padres o de su tutor; NC-17 ( no children-17) que están prohibidos para menores de 17 años; X que solo los pueden ver los mayores de 17 años. En Gran Bretaña las películas y los videos pueden tener 5 calificaciones: U, para todo público; PG, pueden verlos los niños si están acompañados de un adulto; 12, solo para mayores de 12 años; 15, solo para mayores de 15 años; 18, solo para mayores de 18 años.

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