The universal language of sport is a good way to make a few local friends and to experience the latino passion of the South American people.

el estadio = stadium

un partido = match

en equipo / un cuadro = team

un hincha = a fan

la hinchada = the fans

el juez = the referee

el golero / arquero = goalkeeper

el defensor = defender

el delantero = forward

el goleador = top goalscorer

meter un gol = to score a goal

la (tarjeta) amarilla / roja = yellow / red card

¡Qué idiota ese juez! = That referee’s such an idiot!

¿Cuál es tu cuadro? = Which is your team?

¿Jugás al fútbol? = Do you play football?

¡Vamos Uruguay! = Come on Uruguay!

¿Hay un partido este fin de semana? = Is there a match this weekend?


Any questions? If you’re not sure about the content of today’s class or have something to add, leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Your questions and comments will help other students too. Our Spanish immersion programs at La Herradura in Uruguay and Spain teach you an international form of Spanish, but the teachers are all native speakers and will offer guidance on local expressions and words.

Coming up next… Class 22: Clothes | La ropa


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