When would you put a Porter in a Spanish football goal and when would you put Noah's Ark in Goal?
200 Words a Day! users will instinctively know what I am driving at here!
Can you imagine a PORTER standing in the goal mouth?
Can you imagine Noah and his ARK in the football goal mouth?
For the answer this silly question, read on!
el arco is the Spanish word for goal
Note: el arco can also mean: arc, semi-circle or bow (and arrow), while la arca = ark.
It is masculine so we have a picture of Noah and his ARK OH! in goal.
el arquero is the Latin American Spanish word for goalkeeper so imagine Noah the ARK HERO in goal shooting an arrow. An ARK ARROW!
el portero is the Spanish word for goalkeeper. As in Spanish from Spain.
So if you can imagine the male hotel PORTER in goal, you have your Memory Trigger with a GENDER TRIGGER.
Imagine the PORTER is the famous actor PORTER Hall, and this will make the recall of the image, the word, its gender more memorable, and super-easy to pluck from your subconscious to the tongue-tip.
Because we remember famous people and celebrities well, we often use the images of famous people from history, and celebrities as tools to help you remember words and vocabulary.
They are invaluable and unforgettable as GENDER TRIGGERS ©. (A tool used to remember the gender of a noun).
We recently watched some soccer football on TV and compiled some useful words, vocabulary and phrases pertinent to Spanish football / Spanish soccer.
Hispanics love their football, so you had better bone up on the terminology.
Fill your boots!
¿Cual es el resultado?
What is the score?
Sonar el silabato.
Blow the whistle.
Sace de arco
el arquero(Latin America)
el equipo contrario
atajar un penal
to save a penalty
una patada inicial
un punta pie inicial
kick-off (note el punta looks like a feminine word but it is masculine, as it is shortened from el puntapie (kick).
una tarjeta roja
a red card
una tarjeta amarilla
a yellow card
una tarjeta expulsado
red card - literally a card of expulsion
el jugador fue expulsado
the player was sent off.
el jugador ha sido expulsado
the player has been sent off.
el papanata(South America)
Fool! Sucker! Idiot!
el director técnico
crowd of supporters, fans
el area de penal
el juez de linea
el primer tiempo
el segundo tiempo
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