An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to sports)
a. sports
Los miembros del club deportivo juegan al fútbol en la primavera.The sports club members play soccer in the spring.
2. (informal clothing)
a. casual
Lo siento, pero no puede llevar ropa deportiva a la boda.I'm sorry, but you can't wear casual clothing to the wedding.
b. sporty
Me voy a llevar unas sandalias deportivas a la playa.I'm going to wear some sporty sandals to the beach.
3. (fair)
a. sporting
Hay que ser deportivo y saber cómo ganar con gracia.You have to be sporting and know how to win graciously.
b. sportsmanlike
Eso fue un gesto muy deportivo, Steve.That was a very sportsmanlike gesture, Steve.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (car)
a. sports car
¡Enrique, te ves tan contento en tu deportivo nuevo!Enrique, you look so happy in your new sports car!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (conducta, espíritu)
a. sportsmanlike
coche deportivosports car
instalaciones deportivassports complex
periódico deportivosports paper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. sports car
1 [+club, periódico, zapatillas] sports
2 [+actitud] sporting; sportsmanlike
3 [+ropa] casual
1 (Automóviles) sports car
2 deportivos (zapatos) sports shoes; trainers; tennis shoes; (EEUU)
3 (Prensa) sports paper
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