Quick answer
"Deportes" is a noun which is often translated as "sports", and "pasatiempos" is a plural noun which is often translated as "puzzles". Learn more about the difference between "deportes" and "pasatiempos" 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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pasatiempos(
pah
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sah
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tyehm
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pohs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (games in a newspaper)
a. puzzles
Prefiero resolver pasatiempos en línea porque es más fácil rectificar.I prefer to solve puzzles online because they're easier to correct.
pasatiempo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (leisure interest)
a. hobby
Mi pasatiempo favorito es tejer.My favorite hobby is knitting.
3. (distraction)
a. pastime
Necesito encontrar un nuevo pasatiempo ahora que tengo las tardes libres.I need to find a new pastime now that I have evenings free.
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