Spanish Phrases: Names of sports in Spanish
The good news is that many names of sports in Spanish are essentially the
same as in English, though often with Hispanicised spellings. Variation is found in
the pronunciation and use of accents on some of these sport names.
Genders: sport names are generally masculine, unless
obviously feminine (lucha, esgrima).
See also: the section on board games and and card games in Spanish.
Suggest a change / cambios sugeridos
|fútbol americano||-||American football|
|sóquer||-||(English) football, soccer|
1. You could use the term "béisbol inglés" to describe rounders.
2. Just like the English term football, the Spanish word fútbol
implies a different game depending on the country. In Latin America, it generally implies American
football. In Spain, you can specify fúbol americano.
Other ball games
Other types of sport
On the following pages, we look at other types of sport in Spanish:
Winter and water sports
Combat sports, martial arts and extreme sports
Football (soccer) vocabulary
Sportsmen and sportswomen in Spanish
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