jugaba al fútbol

USAGE NOTE
"Fútbol" may also be spelled "futbol."
jugaba al fútbol
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (first person singular)
a. I played soccer
Jugaba al fútbol mucho cuando vivía en Cali.I played soccer a lot when I lived in Cali.
b. I played football (United Kingdom)
Tú jugabas baloncesto cuando estábamos en la escuela, ¿no? - No. Jugaba al fútbol.You played basketball when we were at school, right? - No. I played football.
2. (third person singular)
a. he played soccer (masculine)
Paco era todo un atleta antes. Corría cinco millas todos los días y jugaba al fútbol los sábados.Paco was quite the athlete before. He ran five miles every day, and he played soccer every Saturday.
b. she played soccer (feminine)
A Julia no es que le encantaran los deportes, pero jugaba al fútbol de vez en cuando.Julia didn't love sports, but she played soccer from time to time.
c. player soccer
Los domingos, Laura jugaba al fútbol en el parque con sus amigas.On Sundays, Laura played soccer in the park with her friends.
d. he played football (masculine) (United Kingdom)
¿Paco se llevaba bien con los chicos del barrio? - Sí. Jugaba al fútbol todo el tiempo con ellos.Did Paco get along well with the other kids in his neighbourhood? - Yeah. He played football with them all the time.
e. she played football (feminine) (United Kingdom)
La Sra. Pascual era una mujer muy activa. Jugaba al fútbol con sus hijos y corría maratones.Mrs. Pascual was a very active woman. She played football with her children and ran marathons.
f. played football (United Kingdom)
Carlos jugaba al fútbol para un equipo local.Carlos played football with a local team.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you played soccer
Usted jugaba al fútbol de joven. ¿Por qué lo dejó?You played soccer when you were young. Why did you quit?
b. you played football (United Kingdom)
Su hija me dijo que jugaba al fútbol cuando estaba en la universidad.Your daughter told me you played football when you were at university.
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