Pasatiempos ~ Hobbies, Sports, Games ~ Spanish for Beginners
Here are the Spanish names of some common hobbies, sports, and games. You can
use these words with verbs like
and detestar, or if you want to say that you do or play that item, use it with
the verb in the third column. The fourth column has verbs that can be used alone
to talk about doing that item, e.g., cocinar - to cook.
Note: Regional variations in vocabulary are particularly strong in this
topic; as always, remember that this vocabulary is Castilian Spanish, and that
there may be other words used in Latin America and different parts of Spain.
David Burke's "Street Spanish" is a great introduction to Spanish as it's
actually spoken. It includes slang, idioms, and tips on how to sound less
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