basketball

basketball(
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kiht
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (sport)
a. el básquetbol
(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).
(M)
I used to play basketball in high school.Yo jugaba básquetbol en el colegio.
b. el baloncesto
(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).
(M)
I finally made the basketball team.Por fin logré ser parte del equipo de baloncesto.
c. el básquet
(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).
(M)
I like to play basketball and handball.Me gusta jugar al básquet y al handball.
2. (ball)
a. la pelota de básquetbol
(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).
(F)
He was bouncing a basketball around the yard.Estaba haciendo rebotar una pelota de básquetbol en el patio.
b. el balón de baloncesto
(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).
(M)
We gave him a new basketball.Le regalamos un nuevo balón de baloncesto.
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basketball
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el baloncesto
(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).
(M)
b. el básquetbol
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
basketball [ˈbɑːskɪtbɔːl]
noun
(sport) baloncesto (m); (ball) balón (m) de baloncesto;
modifier
basketball player (n) jugadorajugadora (m) (f) de baloncesto;a jugadora
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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