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"Partido" is a noun which is often translated as "game", and "deporte" is a noun which is often translated as "sport". Learn more about the difference between "partido" and "deporte" below.
partido(
pahr
-
tee
-
doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sports)
a. game
El partido de fútbol que vimos ayer fue emocionante.The soccer game we saw yesterday was exciting.
b. match
Vamos a un partido de hockey mañana.We're going to a hockey match tomorrow.
2. (politics)
a. party
Mi hermana se ha afiliado al partido que apoya la reforma económica.My sister has joined the party that supports economic reform.
3. (fitting romantic partner)
a. catch
Mi hermano es listo, guapo y rico; ¡es buen partido!My brother is smart, handsome, and rich; he's a catch!
b. match
Juan no es buen partido para mi hija.Juan isn't a good match for my daughter.
4. (backing)
a. support
Cada candidato alega tener más partido entre los jóvenes.Each candidate claims to have more support among young people.
5. (administrative area)
a. district
¿En qué partido judicial vives?What judicial district do you live in?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (cracked)
a. split
Tenía el labio partido porque se peleó con su hermano.He had a split lip because he got in a fight with his brother.
b. chapped
Tengo los labios partidos después de pasar tanto tiempo en la nieve.My lips are chapped after spending so much time in the snow.
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deporte(
deh
-
pohr
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. sport
Fútbol es mi deporte preferido.Soccer is my favorite sport.
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