Thursday, 26 June 2014

Deporte

Today's WOTD is: "deporte" = sport

1. In Spanish, “deporte” is a masculine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is sport, as in:
  • Hacer deporte es muy sano (practising sports is very good for your health);


2. A related word is “deportista*, a sports person, as in:
  • Aquí están unos deportistas muy famosos (here are some very famous sports people);


3. An expression with the word “deportista” is:
  • Deportista de élite/ elite (top level sports person);

*Grammar
Please note that the “deportista” has single form for both masculine and feminine (“el deportista” = sports person/ male and “la deportista” = sports person/ female).


4. Some expressions with the word “deporte” are:
  • Deporte de élite/ elite (top level sport);
  • Hacer deporte (to do sport/ to practise sports);
    • Hago deporte por las tardes (I do sport/ practise sports in the afternoon);
  • Por deporte (for fun/ for the love of it);
    • Estudio español por deporte (I study Spanish for the fun of it);
  • Practicar deporte (to do sport/ to practise sports);
    • Practico deporte por las tardes (I do sport/ practise sports in the afternoon);
  • Pantalón/ pantalones de deporte (sports shorts or tracksuit bottoms);
  • Zapatillas de deporte (sports shoes/ trainers);


Love-Spanish.com loves the word "deporte" in the YouTube clip: Decathlon - El deporte más grande del mundo

For more on the word "deporte", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Deporte

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “deporte” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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