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Winter Olympics Vocabulary

Spanish Winter Olympics Vocabulary - The Winter Olympics Sports

With this post you will learn about the Winter Olympics vocabulary in Spanish in particular, the sports held at this event.

In addition, there are plenty of examples with audios to help you better understand the concepts and to practice your listening skills.

Spanish Winter Olympics Vocabulary

Most of the sports in the Winter Olympic Games don’t have an Spanish origin, hence the tendency to keep their names in English. 

So, if for example you go to Spain, do not get surprised if they tell you: ¿Te vienes a hacer snowboard? However, Spanish speakers tend to pronounce them with their accent making them to sound a little more Spanish. On the other hand, other words are pronounced the same way, such as hockey.

Below are the Spanish translations for all the Winter Olympics sports (los deportes  de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno).

DEPORTES DE LOS JUEGOS OLÍMPICOS DE INVIERNO

SpanishEnglish
El biatlón (see table below)
Biathlon
El bobsleigh
El bobsled
bobsled
La combinada nórdica
Nordic combined
El curling
Curling
El esquí acrobático
El esquí de estilo libre
El esquí artístico (see table below)
Freestyle skiing
El esquí alpino (see table below)
Alpine skiing
El esquí de fondo (see table below)
Cross country skiing
El hockey (sobre) hielo
Ice hockey
El luge
El trineo ligero
Luge
El patinaje artístico
Figure skating
El patinaje de velocidad
Speed skating
Los saltos de esquí
Ski jumping
El shorttrack
El patinaje de velocidad en pista corta
Short track speed skating
El skeleton
El trineo simple
El trineo sencillo
Skeleton
El snowboard (see table below)
Snowboard

BIATLÓN

SpanishEnglish
El individual
Individual
La persecución
Pursuit
Los relevos
Relay
Los relevos mixtos
Los relevos por equipos mixtos
Mixed Relay
Los relevos por parejas mixtas
Single mixed relay
La salida en masa
La salida en grupo
Mass start
El sprint
Sprint

ESQUÍ ACROBÁTICO, DE ESTILO LIBRE O ARTÍSTICO

SpanishEnglish
Los aerials
Los aéreos
Aerials
El halfpipe
Halfpipe
Los moguls
El esquí de baches
Moguls
El skicross
El esquí cross
Skicross
El slopestyle
Slopestyle

SNOWBOARD

SpanishEnglish
El eslalon gigante paralelo
Giant parallel slalom
El eslalon paralelo
Paralel slalom
El halfpipe
Halfpipe
El slopestyle
Slopestyle
El snowboard cross
Snowboard cross

ESQUÍ ALPINO

SpanishEnglish
El descenso
Downhill
El eslalon
Slalom
El eslalon gigante
Giant Slalom
El eslalon paralelo
Parallel mixed team event
El eslalon súper gigante
Super giant slalom Super-G
La combinada alpina
Alpine combined
La super combinada
Super combined

ESQUÍ DE FONDO

SpanishEnglish
El clásico
Classical
El estilo libre
Free style
El esquiatlón
Skiathlon
Los relevos
Relay
La salida en masa
La salida en grupo
Mass start
El sprint individual
Individual sprint
El sprint por equipos
Team sprint

Final Thoughts

I hope this post helps you learn the Spanish Winter Olympics vocabulary.

I advise you to practice with the audios here and try to use the vocabulary in your conversations.

If you want, I can help you practice with this vocabulary by using it while having a conversation during our online Spanish conversation classes.

Additionally, we can practice in the comment section below by answering the following questions:

  • ¿Qué deportes de invierno practicas?
  • ¿Qué deportes viste en los últimos Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno?

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