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"Goal" is a noun which is often translated as "el gol", and "aim" is a noun which is often translated as "el objetivo". Learn more about the difference between "goal" and "aim" below.
goal(
gol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (score)
a. el gol
(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).
Pumas beat Chivas by a score of three goals to one.Pumas le ganó a Chivas con un marcador de tres goles a uno.
2. (aim)
a. la meta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What's your main goal this semester?¿Cuál es tu meta principal este semestre?
b. el objetivo
(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).
The company has set itself some ambitious goals for the coming year.La compañía se ha propuesto unos objetivos ambiciosos para el año entrante.
3. (net)
a. la portería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The goalie was standing next to the goal.El portero estaba parado al lado de la portería.
b. la meta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you get the ball out of the goal?¿Puedes sacar el balón de la meta?
c. el arco
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The ball hit one of the posts and went into the goal.El balón pegó en uno de los postes y entró al arco.
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aim(
eym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (goal)
a. el objetivo
(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).
The project's aim is to reduce poverty in rural communities.El objetivo del proyecto es reducir la pobreza en las comunidades rurales.
b. el propósito
(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).
Kim's aim is to be the best gymnast in her state.El propósito de Kim es de ser la mejor gimnasta en su estado.
2. (pointing skill)
a. la puntería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You have good aim. You got a bullseye every time.Tienes buena puntería. Diste en el blanco todas las veces.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to point)
a. apuntar
She aimed the crossbow at the target and fired.Ella apuntó la ballesta hacia el blanco y disparó.
4. (to address)
a. dirigir (comment)
The reporter's questions were all aimed at the candidate from New Jersey.Todas las preguntas del reportero iban dirigidas al candidato de Nueva Jersey.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to point)
a. apuntar
Adjust the exposure of the camera, aim, and shoot.Ajusta la exposición de la cámara, apunta y dispara.
6. (to aspire)
a. aspirar
If you don't win this year, that's ok because it gives you something to aim for next year.Si no ganas este año, no pasa nada porque así tienes algo a lo que aspirar el próximo año.
7. (to intend)
a. pretender
He is aiming to finish his novel this year.Pretende terminar su novela este año.
b. proponerse
The committee aims to clean the water supply.El comité se propone limpiar el abastecimiento del agua.
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