Translation of film in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /fɪlm/


film rating (US), film certificate (UK)
  • 1 1.1 c and u [Photography/Fotografía] película (feminine) (fotográfica) a (roll of) film un rollo or un carrete (de fotos), una película fast film película rápida
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    • 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/numerable (movie) película (feminine), film(e) (masculine) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] 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/delante del nombre) [critic/producer] cinematográfico or de cine the film industry la industria cinematográfica film library cinemateca (feminine) film music música (feminine) cinematográfica or de cine or de películas film première o premiere estreno (masculine) cinematográfico, premiere (masculine) [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] 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 versión (feminine) cinematográfica
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    • 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/no numerable (cinematic art) cine (masculine)
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    • 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/numerable (thin covering) película (feminine) a film of dust una película or capa de polvo 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (wrap) film (masculine) or envoltura (feminine) transparente
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    • 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.
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    • 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/verbo transitivo

  • [scene/event/activity] filmar; [novel/play/story] llevar al cine

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • rodar*, filmar 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/verbo + adverbio
[eyes] nublarse, empañarse his eyes filmed over se le nublaron or se le empañaron los ojos

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