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American English: /ɡoʊl/
British English: /ɡəʊl/

Translation of goal in Spanish:


  • 1 (Sport) 1.1 (structure) to shoot at goal
    tirar al arco (Latin America) or (Spain) a puerta
    to be in o play in o keep goal
    jugar de guardameta or de portero or (in Latin America also) de arquero or (in Southern Cone also) de golero
    Example sentences
    • Mr Foxley said there were still some problems with organising the event including installing a set of rugby or American Football posts instead of the football goals.
    • The most evident of these is the newly designed entrance, whose metal frame resembles a football goal.
    • Shots are made at soccer-style goals rather than a basket and there are seven players in each team.
    1.2 (point) to score a goal
    marcar or meter or (in Latin America also) anotar or anotarse un gol
    to save a goal
    salvar un gol
    parar or detener or (especially Latin America) atajar un (disparo a) gol
    Example sentences
    • But the good thing for the strikers is that we are so sound defensively we don't have to score five goals to win a game.
    • For the record, the Brazilian Ronaldo scored two goals in that World Cup final win two years ago.
    • They did score the opening goal of the game after ten minutes of play in the first half.
  • 2 2.1 (aim) to reach o achieve one's goal
    lograr or alcanzar su ( or mi etc) objetivo
    to set goals for oneself
    proponerse metas or objetivos
    I set myself the goal of finishing the job by Friday
    me propuse (como meta) acabar el trabajo para el viernes
    goal-directed activities
    actividades (feminine plural) dirigidas a la obtención de un fin
    2.2 (destination)
    Example sentences
    • Sensing that the end of the cave was within our grasp we pushed on towards our goal of the East Canal.
    Example sentences
    • You move ahead in a single-pointed manner to achieve professional goals and ambitions.
    • A slow and steady approach allows you to fulfill ambitions and achieve professional goals.
    • It inevitably acts as a barrier to achieving ambitious economic goals.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.