Quick answer
"Encare" is a form of "encarar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to confront". "Deporte" is a noun which is often translated as "sport". Learn more about the difference between "deporte" and "encare" below.
deporte(
deh
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pohr
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. sport
Fútbol es mi deporte preferido.Soccer is my favorite sport.
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encarar(
ehng
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kah
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rahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to deal with)
a. to confront
Este gobierno debe dejar de andarse con rodeos y encarar el problema de la pobreza extrema en áreas rurales del país.This government must stop fudging the issue and confront the problem of extreme poverty in rural areas of the country.
Cuando me quedé en paro, tuve que encarar la situación y buscar soluciones.When I became unemployed, I had to confront the situation and look for solutions.
b. to face up to
Los problemas se encaran mejor con una sonrisa.You face up to problems better if you smile.
c. to face
Cuando tienes un hijo, encaras un mundo nuevo de retos y preocupaciones.When you have a child, you face a whole new world of challenges and worries.
2. (to place opposite one another)
a. to bring face to face
Los padres encararon a los niños para que hicieran las paces.The parents brought their children face to face so that they make peace.
b. to fit together
Para completar el rompecabezas, me falta la pieza que encare con esta.To complete the puzzle, I'm missing the piece that fits together with this one.
3. (to hold up to a target)
a. to aim
El francotirador encaró su arma hacia el objetivo.The sniper aimed his gun towards the target.
b. to point
Los rehenes estaban asustados porque el atracador los encaraba con su pistola.The hostages were scared because the robber was pointing at them with his gun.
encararse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to accost: used with "con")
a. to confront
Mi novio se encaró con el hombre de la discoteca que me miraba.My boyfriend confronted the man who was looking at me in the club.
b. to stand up to
Manuel se encaró con sus padres cuando le dijeron que no podía salir con sus amigos.Manuel stood up to his parents when they told him he could not go out with his friends.
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