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el deportista, la deportista(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1. (person who does sports)
a. athlete
Un buen deportista jamás haría trampa solo para ganar un torneo.A good athlete would never cheat just to win a tournament.
La madre de Fred fue una deportista famosa que representó a Canadá en las Olimpiadas.Fred's mother was a famous athlete who represented Canada at the Olympics.
b. sportsperson
Las deportistas de ese equipo destacaron en diversas categorías.The sportspeople on that team excelled in different categories.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (athletic)
a. sporty
Mi hijo es muy deportista y le encanta sobre todo hacer footing.My son is very sporty, and above all, he loves to jog.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. sporty, sports-loving
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. sportsman, sportswoman
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sports; sporting
el público deportista the sporting public; es muy deportista she's very keen on sport(s); she's very sporty (familiar)
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