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"Juego" is a noun which is often translated as "game", and "partido" is a noun which is also often translated as "game". Learn more about the difference between "juego" and "partido" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (pastime)
a. game
La maestra tiene unos juegos muy divertidos para practicar vocabulario.The teacher has some fun games for practicing vocabulary.
2. (mechanical device)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. ride
Voy a subirme a todos los juegos en el parque de diversiones.I am going to go on all the rides at the amusement park.
b. fairground attraction
Hay varios juegos en la fiesta del pueblo.There are several fairground attractions at the town festival.
3. (act of playing)
a. play
El juego es una parte importante de la educación de los niños.Play is an important element of children's education.
4. (game of chance)
a. gambling
Rodrigo ha perdido mucho dinero en el juego.Rodrigo has lost a lot of money gambling.
5. (collection)
a. set
Compré un lindo juego de sábanas de algodón egipcio.I bought a nice set of Egyptian cotton sheets.
b. service (dishes)
La pareja recibió un juego de mesa como regalo de boda.The couple were given a dinner service as a wedding gift.
c. suite (furniture)
Cuando cumplas 15 años, te cambiaré el juego de recámara.When you turn 15, I'll change your bedroom suite.
d. kit (tools)
Alguien robó un desarmador de mi juego de herramientas.Someone stole a screwdriver from my tool kit.
e. hand (set of dealt cards)
¿Te tocó buen juego?Did you get a good hand?
6. (movement)
a. play
Hay demasiado juego en este empaque. Hay que apretarlo.There is too much play in this gasket. We have to tighten it up.
7. (ploy)
a. game
Ya descubrí tu juego. Solo finges estar en contra del proyecto para descubrir mi plan.I figured out your game. You are only pretending to be against the project in order to discover my plan.
8. (sports)
a. game
Ganó juego, set y partido en poco más de una hora.She won game, set and match in just over an hour.
9. (an instance of play)
a. play
Guau, qué buen juego del portero.Wow, what a great play by the goalie.
10. (style of play)
a. play
Ese defensa se destaca por su juego veloz y ágil.That defender stands out for his quick, nimble play.
11. (effect)
a. play
Está muy lindo el juego de las luces de las fuentes con el catedral.The play of the fountain lights against the cathedral is lovely.
12. (place)
a. court
Nos vemos mañana a las 4 en el juego de pelota.We'll meet tomorrow at 4 at the ball court.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
13. (competition)
a. games
Los juegos se celebrarán en África el próximo año.The games are being held in Africa next year.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sports)
a. game
El partido de fútbol que vimos ayer fue emocionante.The soccer game we saw yesterday was exciting.
b. match
Vamos a un partido de hockey mañana.We're going to a hockey match tomorrow.
2. (politics)
a. party
Mi hermana se ha afiliado al partido que apoya la reforma económica.My sister has joined the party that supports economic reform.
3. (fitting romantic partner)
a. catch
Mi hermano es listo, guapo y rico; ¡es buen partido!My brother is smart, handsome, and rich; he's a catch!
b. match
Juan no es buen partido para mi hija.Juan isn't a good match for my daughter.
4. (backing)
a. support
Cada candidato alega tener más partido entre los jóvenes.Each candidate claims to have more support among young people.
5. (administrative area)
a. district
¿En qué partido judicial vives?What judicial district do you live in?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (cracked)
a. split
Tenía el labio partido porque se peleó con su hermano.He had a split lip because he got in a fight with his brother.
b. chapped
Tengo los labios partidos después de pasar tanto tiempo en la nieve.My lips are chapped after spending so much time in the snow.
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