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"Alpinismo" is a noun which is often translated as "mountaineering", and "montañismo" is a noun which is often translated as "mountain climbing". Learn more about the difference between "alpinismo" and "montañismo" below.
alpinismo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sport)
a. mountaineering
Es la mejor época del año para practicar el alpinismo en estos picos.This is the best time of the year to practice mountaineering on these peaks.
b. mountain climbing
Vivimos cerca de los Pirineos y hacemos alpinismo todos los fines de semana.We live close to the Pyrenees and go mountain climbing every weekend.
c. climbing
El alpinismo es el deporte que más me gusta.Climbing is the sport I like the most.
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montañismo(
mohn
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nyees
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (sport)
a. mountain climbing
El montañismo no es para mí porque tengo miedo a las alturas.Mountain climbing is not my thing because I am afraid of heights.
b. mountaineering
Para hacer montañismo necesitarás estar equipado con botas especiales, un arnés y un casco, entre otras cosas.If you want to go mountaineering you'll need to be fully equipped with special boots, a harness, and a helmet, among other things.
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