Share this entry

Share this page

amateur

Pronunciation: /ˈæmətər; ˈæmətə(r)/

Translation of amateur in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (non-professional) amateur (masculine and feminine) a bunch of amateurs [pejorative/peyorativo] un grupo de gente sin ninguna profesionalidad
    Example sentences
    • In another key component, the band sponsored a female athlete and an amateur in each sport.
    • Last year, junior rider Kate Hart beat the professionals and the top amateurs to earn the victory.
    • So first off it was probably the top club juniors, then the top amateurs, then, I guess, guys like Faldo and Clarke.

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (not professional) [athlete/musician] amateur; [sport/competition] para amateurs an amateur photographer un aficionado a la fotografía 1.2amateurish

Definition of amateur in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day llanero
m,f
plainsman …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.