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"Goal" is a noun which is often translated as "el gol", and "target" is a noun which is often translated as "el blanco". Learn more about the difference between "goal" and "target" 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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target(
tar
-
giht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sport)
a. el blanco
(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).
We played darts and I hit the target twice.Jugamos a los dardos y di dos veces en el blanco.
2. (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).
I set myself a target to earn a million dollars by the time I'm 30.Me propuse como objetivo ganar un millón de dólares para los 30.
3. (military)
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 soldier aimed at the target and shot.El soldado apuntó al objetivo y disparó.
4. (person on receiving end)
a. el blanco
(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's the target of all their jokes.Es el blanco de todas las bromas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to choose as a target)
a. ir dirigido a
The campaign targets teenagers.La campaña va dirigida a los adolescentes.
b. elegir como objetivo
They mainly targeted arms factories and military bases.Eligieron como objetivo principalmente fábricas de armamento y bases militares.
6. (to direct)
a. dirigir
The new software is targeted at the banking sector.El nuevo software va dirigido al sector bancario.
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