jugaba fútbol

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"Fútbol" may also be spelled "futbol."
jugaba fútbol
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (first person singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. I played soccer
¿Practicabas algún deporte cuando eras joven? - Jugaba fútbol.Did you play any sports when you were young? - I played soccer.
b. I played football (United Kingdom)
Cuando era pequeño jugaba fútbol, pero ahora juego básquetbol.When I was little I played football, but now I play basketball.
2. (third person singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. he played soccer (masculine)
Julio no practica ningún deporte ahora, pero en la escuela secundaria jugaba fútbol.Julio doesn't play any sports now, but he played soccer in high school.
b. she played soccer (feminine)
Cuando era niña, jugaba fútbol con sus hermanos, pero nunca hubiera imaginado que haría de eso su carrera.As a child, she played soccer with her brothers, but she'd never have dreamed that she would make a career out of it.
c. played soccer
Antes del accidente que lo dejó tetrapléjico, Pedro jugaba fútbol.Before the accident that left him quadriplegic, Pedro played soccer.
d. he played football (masculine) (United Kingdom)
Jugaba fútbol de forma profesional, pero desde que se jubiló solo juega golf.He played football professionally, but since he retired he just plays golf.
e. she played football (feminine) (United Kingdom)
Mi abuela era una mujer muy moderna. Hasta jugaba fútbol.My grandmother was a very modern woman. She even played football.
f. played football (United Kingdom)
Mi hermana jugaba fútbol y yo jugaba tenis.My sister played football and I played tennis.
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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. you played soccer
Jugaba fútbol, ¿verdad? - Sí, pero ya no.You played soccer before, right? - Yes, but not anymore.
b. you played football (United Kingdom)
Si en aquel entonces jugaba fútbol todos los días, debía estar usted muy en forma.If back then you played football every day, you must have been very fit.
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