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"Goal" is a noun which is often translated as "el gol", and "goalkeeper" is a noun which is often translated as "el portero". Learn more about the difference between "goal" and "goalkeeper" 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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goalkeeper(
gol
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ki
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puhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sports)
a. el portero
(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).
, la portera
(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).
Felipe is the best goalkeeper in our soccer league.Felipe es el mejor portero de nuestra liga de fútbol.
The goalkeeper stopped all but one of the shots.La portera detuvo todos menos uno de los tiros.
b. el guardameta
(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).
, la guardameta
(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 Madrid goalkeeper started his career in a modest neighborhood.El guardameta del Madrid comenzó su carrera en un barrio modesto.
c. el arquero
(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).
, la arquera
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The women's handball team has a spectacular goalkeeper.El equipo femenil de balonmano tiene una arquera espectacular.
d. el golero
(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).
, la golera
(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).
(Southern Cone)
The goalkeeper seemed to fly across the goal to stop the ball.El golero pareció volar por la portería para parar el balón.
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