ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Spanish Lesson Thirty-One: Sports

Updated on September 22, 2013

Hey Readers! It's Sunday again! I'm so excited about this week's Spanish lesson. I think it'll be fun to do another theme. This week we're discussing Sports. Yeah I know that seems pretty minute but it's fun to be able to discuss a broad range of things using the language. There are lots of words that can be learned and quite a bit of cognates in this section. Remember those are words that look similar and sound exactly alike their English counterparts. Take a look at the vocabulary to get started on the lesson. Remember also, that I am always available to help in anyway I can. Don't hesitate to ask! Thanks for reading and enjoy!

Today's Goals: To learn and be able to discuss sport using the Spanish language. To be able to retain information thereafter.

Today's Vocabulary

Today's lesson will have an additional chart that will go along with our usual hodgepodge of vocabulary words. These lists are meant to provide you with an avenue to gather and learn new words in the Spanish language. The verbs, you just have to conjugate them like any other verb. With the adjectives and nouns you can use those no problem. Take a look at the tip below, the hodgepodge and the chart that follows the Warm-Up. I hope it all proves helpful!

Today's Tips: Take a moment to draw a few pictures of things around the house, label them with the English words. One the back of each picture (it's best to do this in a grid-like way), write the Spanish equivalent of that word on the back. Practice the words like you would flashcards. Sound helpful? Try it!


To Say/To Tell: Decir

To Declare: Declarar

To Defend: Defender

To Let/To Permit/To Allow/To Leave (behind): Dejar

To Be Delinquent/To Violate The Law: Delinquir

To Demonstrate/To Prove: Demostrar

To Denounce: Denunciar

Reflexive Verbs

To Get Wet/To Wet Oneself: Mojarse

To Change One's Clothes/To Change One's Place of Residence/To Move: Mudarse

To Hide Oneself: Ocultarse

To Stop (Oneself): Pararse

To Resemble Each Other/To Look Alike: Parecerse

To Take A Walk/To Parade: Pasearse

To Comb One's Hair: Peinarse


French: El Francés

Spanish: El Español

English: El Inglés

Portuguese: El Portugués

German: El Alemán

Russian: El Ruso

Italian: El Italiano


Slurred: Un Poco Correcto

Sloppy: Chapucero(a)

Sporadic: Esporádico(a)

Soft (spoken): Suave

Loud (spoken): Alto(a)


Take a moment to complete the Review Question below. It's three questions, multiple choice. It won't take more than a few seconds to complete. If you get stumped, the answers for this quiz can be found on Lesson Two.

Sports Nouns

English Word
Spanish Equiv
El Deporte
El Béisbol
El Basquetbol
El Fútbol Americano
El Fútbol
El Balón
La Guante De Béisbol
La Guante
El Bate
El Campo
La Cancha

Sports Verbs

English Word
Spanish Equiv
To Play
To Catch
To Throw
To Kick
To Jump
To Dodge
To Win
To Lose

Discussing Sports in Spanish

Hey everyone! Since you've got a good bit of vocabulary in this lesson, you have a plethora of things you could say. Take in mind that your verbs can be used in several different ways. We have learned the Present Indicative, Imperative, Preterite, Present Progressive, and Imperfect tenses of verbs. You can most certain discuss sports in the present tense, indicating a command while playing with others, talk about it happening in the recent past, or discuss it over a longer period of time. Think about following the third like I provided below to remind you all how to conjugate regular verbs in all known ways. Talking about sports is pretty fun an can be enjoyable. Just make sure you're using the right tenses for each verbs and specifying the subject well enough. Here's an example of using the verb Tirar.

Tira el balón. He throws the ball. Present indicative.

¡Tire el balón! Throw the ball (Command)! Imperative

Tiró el balón. He threw the ball. Preterite.

Él está tirando el balón. He is throwing the ball. Present Progressive

Tiraba el balón cuando era un niño. He used to throw the ball when he was a boy. Imperfect

Reminder: Continue to go over your notes to conjugate verbs. If you're confused about one particular verb, look it up! Enjoy!. Also there are tons more words to learn. These were just a few. :)


Hey everyone! Here's your homework for the night. Watch the video below about how to write a letter in Spanish. It corresponds pretty well with last week's episode. Also attempt to writer a mock letter to test your skills. I know it's kinda hard to put the words all together, but you have to try! If you need help, check out some things online. There are numerous sources of information out there.

Next week we will be on a new topic. We will be discussing Things Around The House. I think a lot of people will enjoy that lesson. We'll it's be nice! See you all next Sunday! :)


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)