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what does 'movie' mean?

I always thought that 'movie' meant a film. Duolingo seems to think it means the cinema. I think you need a UK English version of this lesson (Arts)

November 27, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/dest_edwards347

it can mean both, just go with what duolingo has it as. duolingo does a lot of things like that.

November 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1

"Movie" means a film. "The movies" can mean either films or the cinema.

November 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jman05

haven't you ever heard the phrase "going to the movies"

November 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/OmegaGmaster

Duolingo uses US english for their courses. However, UK English should be accepted in answers. If not, report it.

November 27, 2017

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    Take clues from the context. "Let's go to the movies" Means lets go to the cinema. But "Let's go see some movies" means let's go see some films

    November 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/planesfun

    a cinema is a movie theatre and a movie is the thing that the movie theatre plays

    November 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/redneckray

    Movie productions were originally called motion pictures and were shown in motion picture theaters.

    Over time the phrase motion pictures was shortened to movies. Movie theaters simply became movies.

    In today's world many movies are not produced on film and many are not seen in theaters.

    November 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/espofleet

    movie - film ( I like that movie ) Movies ( more than 1 ), and cinema . Ej. I go to the movies.

    November 29, 2017
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