Essential Vocabulary

  • Understanding Spanish sports vocabulary is an integral part of mastering free time activities in Spanish.
  • Deportes – Sports
  • Fútbol – Football
  • Baloncesto – Basketball
  • Natación – Swimming
  • Atletismo – Athletics
  • Ciclimso – Cycling
  • Tenis – Tennis
  • Beisbol - Baseball
  • Correr – To run
  • Nadar – To swim
  • Saltar – To jump
  • Aprender – To learn
  • Jugador/ Jugadora - Player

Sentence Construction

  • Practice conjugating verbs relating to sports (for example, jugar - to play, correr - to run). Remember to adjust the ending to match the subject.
  • Practice creating sentences that convey your likes, dislikes, opinions and activities relating to sports.
  • Be prepared to describe sports activities using a range of adjectives.
  • Learn how to discuss the regularity of sports activities. For instance, “Yo juego al baloncesto cada día” means “I play basketball every day”.
  • Familiarize yourself with prepositions necessary for talking about sports, such as “en” (in, on) for specifying where you play a sport, or “con” (with) for who you play with.
  • Try to build a range of sport-related vocabulary beyond the names of the sports themselves. This could involve vocabulary about sporting venues (estadio - stadium), equipment (pelota - ball), and athletes (atleta).
  • Remember to revise common verbs related to playing sports, such as “jugar” (to play), “ganar” (to win), “perder” (to lose) and “entrenar” (to train).

Cultural Understanding

  • Explore cultural aspects of sports in Spanish-speaking countries. This could involve researching popular sports or local traditions.

Sample Sentences

  • Me gusta nadar en mi tiempo libre. - I like to swim in my free time.
  • Mi deporte favorito es fútbol. - My favourite sport is football.
  • Marta es la mejor jugadora de baloncesto en nuestra escuela. - Marta is the best basketball player in our school.