goal

goal(
gol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (score)
a. el gol
(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)
Pumas beat Chivas by a score of three goals to one.Pumas le ganó a Chivas con un marcador de tres goles a uno.
2. (aim)
a. la meta
(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)
What's your main goal this semester?¿Cuál es tu meta principal este semestre?
b. el objetivo
(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)
The company has set itself some ambitious goals for the coming year.La compañía se ha propuesto unos objetivos ambiciosos para el año entrante.
3. (net)
a. la portería
(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)
The goalie was standing next to the goal.El portero estaba parado al lado de la portería.
b. la meta
(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)
Can you get the ball out of the goal?¿Puedes sacar el balón de la meta?
c. el arco
(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)
The ball hit one of the posts and went into the goal.El balón pegó en uno de los postes y entró al arco.
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goal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (aim)
a. la objetivo m, meta
(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)
to achieve a goalalcanzar un objetivo
2. (in soccer; point)
a. el gol
(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)
3. (goalmouth)
a. la portería
(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)
b. el arco
(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)
goal differencegol average
goal kicksaque de puerta
goal linelínea f de fondo
goal scorergoleador(ora) m,f
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goal [ɡəʊl]
noun
1 (Dep) (score) gol (m); (net etc) portería (f); meta (f); arco (m); (LAm)
to keep goal to play in goal ser portero or arquero; (LAm)
goal! ¡gol!; to score a goal marcar un gol; they won by two goals to one ganaron por dos goles or tantos a uno
2 (aim) (in life) meta (f); objetivo (m); (in journey) fin (m)
to reach one's goal llegar a la meta; realizar una ambición
modifier
goal area (n) área (f) de portería; área (f) de meta
goal average (n) promedio (m) de goles; golaverage (m)
goal kick (n) saque (m) de puerta
goal line (n) línea (f) de portería
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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