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Colloquial Spanish Course – Talking about soccer in Spanish Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Learning, Pronunciation, Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice talking about soccer in Spanish. First we will learn some relevant grammar and vocabulary and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish. The transcript to the audio will be given at the end of the post but please try not to look at it until you have tried playing and understanding the audio a few times.

Talking about soccer in Spanish

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Talking about soccer in Spanish:

ball balón
corner esquina
defence defensa
defender defensa
extra time tiempo extra
final score resultado final
first half primer tiempo
footballer futbolista
forward delantero
foul falta
free kick tiro libre
game partido
goal area área de gol
goal kick saque de meta
goal scorer goleador
goal area portería
goalkeeper portero
half time medio tiempo
halfway line línea de medio campo
header remate de cabeza
kick patada
kick-off patada inicial
linesmen árbitro asistente
midfield mediocampo
midfielder mediocampista
net red
offside fuera de juego
pass pase
penalty area área de penalti
penalty tiro de penal
pitch campo de juego
player jugador
post poste
rebound rebote
red card tarjeta roja
referee árbitro
replay repetición
second half segundo tiempo
sending off expulsión
shirt camiseta
shorts pantalones cortos
shot remate
sideline línea de banda
soccer fútbol
socks medias
stadium estadio
substitute bench banquillo de reservas
substitution sustitución
supporter aficionado/fan
team equipo
throw in saque de banda
to beat derrotar
to cheer on a team animar a un equipo
to commit a foul cometer una falta
to defend defender
to draw empatar
to head the ball cabecear
to lose perder
to pass pasar
to score a goal meter un gol
to shoot at the goal tirar a la portería
to shoot patear
to take away the ball quitar la pelota
to win ganar
trainer entrenador
whistle silbato
winger extremo
yellow card tarjeta amarilla

Now play the audio to listen a conversation. Can you understand what is being said? Play the audio a few times before you look at the transcript. Don’t worry if you don’t understand every single thing the two people are saying. Try to catch whichever words you can and then try to piece things together to work out what is being said.

(Play the audio a few times before you scroll down and look at the transcript)



Steven: ¡Qué partido! ¡El ambiente en el estadio era increíble!
Irene: Pues qué bien.
Steven: ¡El mejor día de mi vida!
Irene: Es solo fútbol Steven.
Steven: Ganamos el partido 3-0 y ahora hemos ganado la liga. Suma esto a la Copa del Rey y al título de la Liga de Campeones y tendrás algo muy, muy especial.
Irene: Solo fútbol.
Steven: El segundo gol fue el mejor que he visto. ¡¡Qué golazo!!
Irene: ¿Qué quieres beber?
Steven: Los otros estaban tan desesperados en el segundo tiempo que cometieron tantas faltas, ¡pero aún así no pudieron detener a nuestros muchachos!
Irene: ¿Algo de comer?
Steven: Se merecían esas dos tarjetas rojas al final. Y nos merecemos todos los elogios.
Irene: Steven…
Steven: ¡Son unos cracks!
Irene: ¡STEVEN!
Steven: Si, Irene, ¿qué te pasa?
Irene; Mira, me importa un pito tu partidito. El fútbol es un aburrimiento. Es para niños y para hombres como tú, que nunca habéis madurado. Pensé que íbamos a pasar una agradable velada juntos, pero está claro que no te importa si estoy aquí o no. Puedes hablarle a la pared sobre tu estúpido equipo de fútbol. ¡Me voy a casa!
Steven: ¿No quieres saber sobre el último gol de tiro libre?


So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the listening? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, keep reviewing the vocabulary and phrases and you will soon be up to speed and ready for the next lesson in this course. See you next time!

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About the Author: Laura

I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.

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