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"Goal" is a noun which is often translated as "el gol", and "objective" is a noun which is often translated as "el objetivo". Learn more about the difference between "goal" and "objective" 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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objective(
uhb
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jehk
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dihv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (aim)
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).
Our objective is to secure the port against an enemy invasion.Nuestro objetivo es asegurar el puerto contra una invasión enemiga.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (without bias)
a. objetivo
The accountant presented an objective analysis of the accounts.El contador presentó un análisis objetivo de las cuentas.
3. (grammar)
a. de complemento directo
Your homework is to write down all the objective pronouns you find on page 17.La tarea es anotar todos los pronombres de complemento directo que se encuentran en la página 17.
b. acusativo
In Latin, nouns change form to differentiate between the subjective and the objective case.En latín, los sustantivos cambian su forma para diferenciar el caso nominativo del acusativo.
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