Quick answer
"Cross" is a noun which is often translated as "la cruz", and "goalkeeper" is a noun which is often translated as "el portero". Learn more about the difference between "cross" and "goalkeeper" below.
cross(
kras
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religious)
a. la cruz
(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).
He wore a gold cross round his neck.Llevaba una cruz de oro al cuello.
2. (sign or symbol)
a. la cruz
(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).
She coudn't write, so she signed with a cross at the end of the page.No sabía escribir, así que firmó con una cruz al final de la página.
3. (biology)
a. el cruce
(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 dog is a cross between a Sharpei and a German Shepherd.Mi perro es un cruce entre sharpei y pastor alemán.
b. la cruza
(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)
There are some animal species with a very interesting cross.Hay algunas especies animales con una cruza muy interesante.
4. (hybrid)
a. la mezcla
(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).
It's a cross between a bar and a restaurant.Es una mezcla de bar y restaurante.
5. (sports)
a. el centro
(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).
(soccer; from side to center)
The player passed the ball with a cross to the midfielder.El jugador pasó el balón con un centro al centrocampista.
b. el pase cruzado
(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).
(soccer; from side to side)
The right back sent a cross to the left winger, who scored a magnificent goal.El lateral derecho mandó un pase cruzado al extremo izquierdo, que marcó un magnífico gol.
c. el golpe cruzado
(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).
(boxing)
The boxer knocked out his opponent with a cross.El boxeador noqueó a su adversario con un golpe cruzado.
6. (sewing)
a. el bies
(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).
The skirt material is cut on the cross so it hangs better.La tela de la falda está cortada al bies para que tenga mejor caída.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to go across)
a. cruzar
We need to cross the river before it starts to rain.Tenemos que cruzar el río antes de que empiece a llover.
b. atravesar
This street crosses the whole town from north to south.Esta calle atraviesa todo el pueblo de norte a sur.
8. (to place across)
a. cruzar
It's considered bad manners to cross one's legs while sitting in church.Se considera de mala educación cruzar las piernas cuando estás sentado en la iglesia.
9. (to draw a line across)
a. cruzar (cheque) (United Kingdom)
I crossed the cheque as soon as I arrived at the bank in order to cash it.Crucé el cheque en cuanto llegué al banco para poder cobrarlo.
10. (to hybridize)
a. cruzar
They crossed a grapefruit with a tangerine to produce a new fruit.Cruzaron un pomelo con una mandarina para producir una fruta nueva.
11. (sport)
a. centrar
The forward was signalling to him to cross the ball.El delantero le hacía señas para que le centrara el balón.
12. (to oppose)
a. enfadar
You'd better not cross that teacher.Procura no enfadar a esa profesora.
b. enojar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't want to cross my parents.No quiero enojar a mis papás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
13. (to go across)
a. cruzar
I crossed from one side of the street to the other without looking.Crucé de un lado a otro de la calle sin mirar.
14. (to intersect)
a. cruzarse
When the lines cross at 90 degrees, we have a right angle.Cuando las líneas se cruzan a 90 grados, tenemos un ángulo recto.
15. (to pass in opposite directions)
a. cruzarse
The two letters crossed in the mail.Las dos cartas se cruzaron en el correo.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
16. (religion)
a. santiguarse
He crossed himself before he began the race.Se santiguó antes de empezar la carrera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
17. (angry)
a. enfadado
She was very cross because her boyfriend forgot the date of their anniversary.Estaba muy enfadada porque su novio olvidó la fecha de su aniversario.
b. enojado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Are you cross with me?¿Estás enojado conmigo?
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goalkeeper(
gol
-
ki
-
puhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sports)
a. el portero
(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).
, la portera
(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).
Felipe is the best goalkeeper in our soccer league.Felipe es el mejor portero de nuestra liga de fútbol.
The goalkeeper stopped all but one of the shots.La portera detuvo todos menos uno de los tiros.
b. el guardameta
(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).
, la guardameta
(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 Madrid goalkeeper started his career in a modest neighborhood.El guardameta del Madrid comenzó su carrera en un barrio modesto.
c. el arquero
(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).
, la arquera
(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)
The women's handball team has a spectacular goalkeeper.El equipo femenil de balonmano tiene una arquera espectacular.
d. el golero
(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).
, la golera
(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).
(Southern Cone)
The goalkeeper seemed to fly across the goal to stop the ball.El golero pareció volar por la portería para parar el balón.
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