Translation of goal in Spanish:

goal

Pronunciation: /gəʊl/

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Sport/Deporte] 1.1 (structure) portería (feminine), arco (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) to shoot at goal tirar al arco (Latin America/América Latina) or (Spain/España) a puerta to be in o play in o keep goal jugar* de guardameta or de portero or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de arquero or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) de golero
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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 (masculine) to score a goal marcar* or meter or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) anotar or anotarse un gol to save a goal salvar un gol, parar or detener* or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) atajar un (disparo a) gol
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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 (feminine), objetivo (masculine) 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) destino (masculine), meta (feminine)
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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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