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World Cup Spanish?

In honor of the FIFA World Cup, would it be possible to get a special buy with Lingots football/soccer bonus drill that we can purchase with lingots? This would be incredibly useful and fun.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer
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There are some relevant words in the Sports Module - I don't know how far in your tree you are - but only a few basics like "el fútbol", "la pelota", "el balón".

Here's a fairly comprehensive list: http://www.lingolex.com/footballen.htm (Spanish, English, and French).

And if you're watching the cup (la Copa del Mundo, el Mundial) on Univision or something and need to look up a word you hear: http://www.elfutbolin.com/diccionario-de-futbol/ (definitions in Spanish)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/moogy
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Great list,thanks for sharing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laurahale

I have seen one or two of those, and know some. Pasar is also "pass" as in the balón in fútbol. Not watching on Univision. Watched last night's UEFA Champion's League Final on RTVE.

I've got the other two modules, and having another one, with a theme, seemed potentially awesome. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aliciaftw

That'd be a really cute bonus lesson. =)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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As a warming up, you can watch the full 2010 final with Spanish commentary here.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cyneburg
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That would be a neat lesson. I know in Spain they sometimes say balón pie for football as well as fútbol.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paradoja
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"Balompié"* is an old way of saying football, but I would be surprised if someone used it (except in names of football teams like "Real Betis Balompié").

* The compound word has an "m" instead of an "n" because in the middle of a word, in Spanish, you can't have an "n", so it is changed. You can see that in other compound words or names, eg. Sampedro instead of Sanpedro (a surname).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vwlj
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Paradoja, your note illustrates yet another great thing about Duolingo: contributors post interesting facts about the language(s) that seem to be hard to find elsewhere. You made my day with the info. about Sampedro vs Sanpedro. Who knew!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/letsgofriday
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There are loads of football related articles in the Immersion - that's a really good way to gain knowledge of terms too. The Duo translator is surprisingly good for niche terms, I've learnt a lot of football vocab because of it. Plus it gives you XP, lingots and translation levels! Plus I find for Spanish players, their wikipedia pages are much more developed in Spanish than in English, so I learn new things about my favourite players too!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laurahale

The issue for me is more the hearing and the speaking. Cuando usted lee español, es muy diferente que cuando usted habla español o escucha español. Yo quiero hablar español con la gente.

4 years ago