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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)
    tirar a puerta (Spain)
    to be in or play in or keep goal
    jugar de guardameta or de portero
    jugar de arquero (Latin America)
    jugar de golero (Southern Cone)
    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 un gol
    anotar or anotarse un gol (Latin America)
    to save a goal
    salvar un gol
    parar or detener un (disparo a) gol
    atajar un (disparo a) gol (Latin America)
    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 or 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
    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.
    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.
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