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"Deportes" is a noun which is often translated as "sports", and "lugar" is a noun which is often translated as "place". Learn more about the difference between "deportes" and "lugar" below.
deportes(
deh
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pohr
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tehs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. sports
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
A mí no me gustan los deportes, prefiero leer.I don't like sports, I prefer to read.
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lugar(
loo
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gahr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (location)
a. place
Todo estaba en su lugar cuando llegué.Everything was in place when I arrived.
b. spot
Este es un buen lugar para armar la carpa.This is a good spot to set up the tent.
2. (position)
a. place
Acabó la carrera en el cuarto lugar.She finished the race in fourth place.
3. (situation)
a. place
Si te pusieras en mi lugar verías que no es fácil ser yo.If you put yourself in my place, you'd see it isn't easy being me.
4. (space)
a. room
¡Perdón! Ya no hay lugar en el carro.Sorry! There's no room in the car.
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