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"Italian" is a noun which is often translated as "el italiano", and "sports" is a plural noun consistent which is often translated as "deporte". Learn more about the difference between "Italian" and "sports" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (language)
a. el italiano
(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).
Italian is a Romance language.El italiano es una lengua romance.
2. (nationality)
a. el italiano
(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 italiana
(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).
Many Italians migrated to America in search of a better life.Muchos italianos emigraron a América en busca de una vida mejor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Italian origin)
a. italiano
The food at the Italian restaurant was very good.La comida del restaurante italiano era muy buena.
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sports
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (activity)
a. el deporte
(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).
Do you like to do sports?¿Te gusta hacer deporte?
b. los deportes
(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).
Playing sports is good for your health.Practicar deportes es bueno para la salud.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to sports)
a. de deportes (invariable)
Michelle wants to attend a university with a well-developed sports program.Michelle quiere asistir a una universidad con un programa de deportes completo.
b. deportivo
Rodney goes to the community sports center to play basketball several times a week.Rodney va al centro deportivo de la comunidad para jugar básquetbol varias veces por semana.
3. (clothing)
a. sport (invariable)
We all wear sports shirts to the office on Fridays.Todos llevamos camisas sport a la oficina los viernes.
sport
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (activity)
a. el deporte
(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).
Sport is good for your health.El deporte es bueno para la salud.
5. (competitive game)
a. el deporte
(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).
What sports do you play?¿Qué deportes practicas?
6. (entertainment)
a. la diversión
(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).
They love riding their bikes along winding roads just for sport.Les encanta ir con la moto por carreteras llenas de curvas solo por diversión.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(kind person)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Be a sport and come with me to the dinner.Sé amable y acompáñame a la cena.
I thought Jane was a pretty poor sport not inviting her sister to the wedding.Me parece que Jane no se portó muy bien al no invitar a su hermana a la boda.
8. (biology)
a. la mutación
(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).
This specimen is a sport from Juniperus juniper.Este espécimen es una mutación de Juniperus juniper.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. el amigo
(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 amiga
(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 up, sport?¿Qué hay, amigo?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to wear)
a. lucir
She sported her engagement ring with pride.Lucía su anillo de compromiso con orgullo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to play)
a. divertirse
He sports making fun of others.Se divierte burlándose de los demás.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
12. (related to sport)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. de deporte
They have women's sport shoes but not men's.Tienen zapatillas de deporte de mujer pero no de hombre.
13. (casual)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. de sport
I wear sport clothes to the office.A la oficina voy vestida de sport.
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