Quick answer
"Football" is a noun which is often translated as "el fútbol americano", and "soccer" is a noun which is often translated as "el fútbol". Learn more about the difference between "football" and "soccer" below.
football(
foot
-
bal
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sport)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el fútbol americano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My son is the quarterback of his university football team.Mi hijo es el quarterback del equipo de fútbol americano de su universidad.
2. (sport) (United Kingdom)
a. el fútbol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
More people follow football than any other sport in the world.Más gente sigue el fútbol que cualquier otro deporte del mundo.
b. el futbol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Do you want to play football or basketball?¿Quieres jugar futbol o básquetbol?
3. (ball)
a. el balón de fútbol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He kicked the football hard.Pateó con fuerza el balón de fútbol.
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soccer(
sa
-
kuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sport)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el fútbol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You need shin guards if you're going to play soccer.Necesitas espinilleras si vas a jugar al fútbol.
b. el futbol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She enjoyed playing soccer even as a little girl.Le gustaba jugar al futbol incluso de pequeña.
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