Spanish Sport
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Sports / Los deportes

We love sport, this you already know from the fame of our national teams and those which are based in individual cities, such as Real Madrid… but we do not only play football! In Spain you will find fans of a variety of sports like tennis, basketball, equestrian sports and even rugby! And, as we are passionate fans, you can ask us whatever you would like to know about our favorite activity. You can watch a lot of professional sports in Spain and many of the cities where you can come to learn Spanish with Enforex have their own high level teams, so that you can see the sport on the top level and understand why it is that we love it so much.

Next, we will show you some of the most popular sports in Spain in this vocabulary list which has been put together to help you out with learning them. I am sure that some of them will surprise you and we want you to meet sports fans who will tell you that, as well as knowing how to eat well and have a good time, we are also great athletes. The best way to get to know more about something is, of course, to talk to someone who knows – so make sure that you take the time to think about these things and to discuss them with someone who is a fan if you meet them, as you are sure to learn a lot of interesting facts. Whether it is a sport that you have never come across before and you wish to learn about it for the first time, or a sport that you are a fan of too and want to see how it is done here, you can find the words which will help you to discuss it in this list.

We have included not just the names of plenty of different sports, all of which have their own followings in Spain, but also a few words to do with the people who take part in the sports so that you can start to talk about them more in depth. You might in fact want to take part in some of these activities during your stay, as many of our language schools include extra activities which you can try out or facilities which are open for you to use, so you may be able to put these words to good use by actually going out and experiencing them. That will be sure to firmly put this vocabulary into your mind so that you do not forget it!

Team
Coach
Player
To play

Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Figure skating
Football / soccer
Football (American)
Golf
Gymnastics
Hockey
Horseback-riding
Ice-skating
Paddleball
Rugby
Swimming
Skating
Table tennis / ping pong
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball

Equipo
Entrenador
Jugador
Jugar

Béisbol
Baloncesto
Bolos
Patinaje artístico
Fútbol
Fútbol americano
Golf
Gimnasia
Hockey
Equitación
Patinaje sobre hielo
Pádel
Rugby
Natación
Patinaje
Ping pong
Tenis
Atletismo
Voleibol / Balonvolea