Quick answer
"Competition" is a noun which is often translated as "el concurso", and "Olympics" is a proper noun which is often translated as "los Juegos Olímpicos". Learn more about the difference between "competition" and "Olympics" below.
competition(
kam
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puh
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tih
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shuhn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (contest)
a. el concurso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother entered the competition but didn't win.Mi hermano participó en el concurso pero no ganó.
b. la competencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Tomorrow I will participate in an athletics competition.Mañana participaré en una competencia de atletismo.
c. la competición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The competition was really tight.La competición estuvo muy reñida.
2. (rivalry)
a. la competencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The competition between them was fierce.Entre ellos había mucha competencia.
3. (commerce)
a. la competencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We beat the competition to it.Nos adelantamos a la competencia.
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Olympics(
uh
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lihm
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pihks
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (sports)
a. los Juegos Olímpicos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We got tickets to some of the events at the summer Olympics.Conseguimos boletos para algunos de los eventos de los Juegos Olímpicos de verano.
b. las Olimpiadas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The modern Olympics began in Athens in 1896.Las Olimpiadas modernas empezaron en Atenas en 1896.
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