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"Diversión" is a noun which is often translated as "fun", and "pasatiempo" is a noun which is often translated as "hobby". Learn more about the difference between "diversión" and "pasatiempo" below.
diversión(
dee
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behr
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (enjoyment)
a. fun
El parque de atracciones es la mejor opción para un día de diversión en familia.The theme park is the best option for a fun day out with the family.
No somos un equipo profesional y jugamos al fútbol solo por diversión.We are not a professional team and play football just for fun.
b. amusement
Mi única fuente de diversión es la lectura.Reading is my only source of amusement.
2. (exciting activity)
a. entertainment
En este pueblo no hay muchas diversiones.In this village, there isn't much in the way of entertainment.
3. (leisure activity)
a. hobby
La cocina era mi diversión y ahora es mi profesión.Cooking was my hobby and is now my profession.
b. pastime
La diversión favorita de mi abuela es tejer.My grandmother's favorite pastime is knitting.
4. (military)
a. diversion
Usaron una táctica de diversión para cruzar las líneas enemigas sin ser vistos.They used a diversion tactic to pass through the enemy lines without being seen.
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pasatiempo(
pah
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sah
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tyehm
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poh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (leisure interest)
a. hobby
Mi pasatiempo favorito es tejer.My favorite hobby is knitting.
2. (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.
pasatiempos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (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.
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