Translation of goal in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /gəʊl/


  • 1 [Sport] 1.1 (structure) portería (f), arco (m) (AmL) to shoot at goal tirar al arco (AmL) or (Esp) a puerta to be in o play in o keep goal jugar* de guardameta or de portero or (AmL tb) de arquero or (CS tb) de golero (before n) goal area área (f‡) chica or de portería or de meta goal kick saque (m) de puerta or de portería or (CS) de valla goal line línea (f) de gol goal mouth boca (f) de gol
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    • 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) gol (m) to score a goal marcar* or meter or (AmL tb) anotar or anotarse un gol to save a goal salvar un gol, parar or detener* or (esp AmL) atajar un (disparo a) gol (before n) goal average gol (m) average, promedio (m) de goles goal scorer goleador, -dora (m,f)
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    • 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) meta (f), objetivo (m) 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 (fpl) dirigidas a la obtención de un fin 2.2 (destination) destino (m), meta (f)
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    • 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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    • 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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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.