deportista

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

deporte +‎ -ista

Noun[edit]

deportista m or f (plural deportistas)

  1. sportsman
  2. sportswoman

Usage notes[edit]

The noun deportista is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent and ending in a. The masculine articles and adjectives are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine articles and adjectives are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.

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