"El cine"

Translation:The movie theater

December 27, 2012


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In English, "the movies" is another term for the cinema.

December 27, 2012


That is true. "la película" means "the film" or "the movie" and it going to show up in your duolingo lessons. I also use "the theater" and that word also shows up in the lessons, "el teatro"

December 27, 2012


No.. Film= photographic film/ pelicula fotografica Movie= Pelicula

Cinema= cine

Theater= teatro

»Movie theater « Can be used how cine/cinema

Im spanish Speaker


March 26, 2018


Movies is not given as an option in the multiple choice words so it is impossible to give the correct response

May 12, 2016


The movies would be understood as cinema.

April 29, 2016


"Movies" is accepted.

May 23, 2018


"the movies" is a very common term for the cinema and American English.

December 28, 2012


"The movies" doesn't refer to the actual building, but what is shown there. When you say "Let's go to the movies tonight" you're not talking about the building, but what you will see at that building. "Movie theatre" or just theatre is a better translation here.

February 1, 2013


On this matter I must disagree with you. I am most certainly referring to the movie theatre when I say let's go to the "movies". Perhaps if you wanted to argue semantics you could make the distinction which "Lago" has suggested. But in simple and functional terms if you tell anyone in the United States that you want to go to the movies, their mind will likely take them to the nearest theatre, not "the thing being shown there", but the physical building where movies are shown that they are most likely to attend.

February 1, 2013


Iago is right. "Let's go to the movies" refers to the event, not the place. It's like saying "let's go to the game" or "let's go to the concert". The reason it's plural is because at the advent of film theaters sold tickets to get in and you got to watch all of the films (movies) they had.

April 28, 2013


I must disagree, I believe that "let's go to the movies" definitely could be responded with "which one" which could definitely be responded with"AMC". The movies I would argue is semantically singular in most cases.

September 15, 2014


If you asked me which one, I'd select the movie, not the theatre. But I've lived in towns where there are several close enough theatres.

April 20, 2016


Well you're allowed to disagree :) and that's a big "i", not a little "L."

February 1, 2013


"Going to the movies" is just like saying, "going out to eat". It doesn't specify an exact theater, or an exact restaurant... but rather the thing to do. So I agree 100% with you, Iago.

March 23, 2013


You: Let's go to the movies!

Me: Which one?

You: Edwards.

There is absolutely nothing peculiar or odd about this conversation, which (to me) proves that "the movies" CAN definitely refer to a building (or company, in this case Edwards). Also, if there was an incident and you asked "where did it happen?," "at the movies/at AMC" would be a very reasonable response (I actually had to refrain from writing "at the movies" after incident).

You: Let's go (out to) eat!

Me: Which one?

You: Red Lobster.

This is a very strange conversation that would never happen between two native English speakers.

So, "the movies" and "(out to) eat" are not parallel examples. In fact, "the movies" is a noun (like the word "building") and "eat" is a verb.

October 2, 2014


It sounds weird to me. Maybe it's a regional thing.

January 17, 2015


It could well be regional, but having lived in several different places in the U.S. I think movies can refer to the building or to the film. "Let's go to the movies." "Which one?" "Well, 'Cinderella' is at the Waterfront and 'It Follows' is at the Waterworks. In any case locally, if we were referring to the building we would probably say "movie theater" unless of course it was one of my British friends, who would say "movie theatre."

April 14, 2015


The term could go either way--the place or the event. If one says, "Let's go to the movies," it isn't usually understood that you'll be watching a movie on television or Netflicks. Rather, it is a place where movies are shown, and they sell food and drinks. By the way, most Americans say "movie theater" but NEVER "movie theatre," which is a British spelling. The Brits commonly say "cinema."

July 19, 2015


I have to agree, movie and film are synonymous.

January 6, 2013


Why is el cine plural. I wrote "the movie" and it was wrong. The answer said "the movies" wouldn't that be "los cines?"

June 8, 2013


It means "cinema" or "movie theater". A building that shows movies. Some people may call it going to "the movies" though.

June 8, 2013


I agree, "the movie" sounds better.

May 5, 2015


We dont call it a movie theater in the UK. It's a cinema.

January 6, 2016


Yes, I don't normally struggle too much with the American English on here, but movie theater sounds very strange to me.

February 25, 2016


I agree. My brain cannot grasp that "cine" = theater, especially since I spell "theatre". Theatre means a live show.

April 24, 2016


I think "El cine" could also be a translation for English "film", as in, "He studied film."

November 4, 2013


El cine - film, movie

April 5, 2017


Why hasn't Duolingo taught basic words or phrases like ''I'm hungry'', ''I'm cold'' ''I'm having fun'' or ''I'm bored''?

November 27, 2014


Good question! Tengo hambre = I'm hungry & Tengo frio = I'm cold

June 23, 2015


Me estoy divirtiendo. Estoy aburrido. ↑

March 11, 2016


You've learned to ask for stuff, you've learned about foods, you've learned about clothing, and plenty of other things useful for requesting, and now you're complaining that DL hasn't taught you to complain?

Lo quiero saber también.

July 11, 2015


Si quieres quejarte, the verb to complain is "quejarse"

Have fun!

October 13, 2016


we call the cinema the "movie house" where i come from! so please be more open minded, DUO!

June 26, 2016


Mala pronunciación, no se entiende bien.

August 9, 2016


movie and cinema are the same thing - my answer is correct!

July 13, 2017


A movie in Spanish, that is to say, what you are going to watch, is 'una película'. 'El cine' is the building in which you watch it, or just 'cinema' in general.

October 12, 2017


I said the Movie and it said it was wrong to be the MOVIES. Why is that plural?

August 17, 2017


it says "el cine" but instead of saying cine it sound like a southamerican/ andaluz "el sine"

October 23, 2017


In the UK it's called a cinema not a movie theatre. In some regions of the country among older people it's still called a picture house.

November 6, 2017


por que no "los cines" for "the movies" ...quiz was el cine, answer the movies.... why not "the movie"?

December 14, 2017


I agree, unless it's a colloquial thing (that the Spanish would never refer to "one movie.") Reporting it.

January 3, 2018


Please stop requiring definite articles with all English translations. It isn't always necessary!

June 8, 2018
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