ginásio

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin gymnasium, from Ancient Greek γυμνάσιον (gumnásion, exercise, school), from γυμνός (gumnós, naked), because Greek athletes trained naked. Compare Catalan gimnàs, French gymnase, Italian ginnasio, Spanish gimnasio.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ʒiˈna.zi.u/ [ʒiˈna.zɪ.u], (faster pronunciation) /ʒiˈna.zju/
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ʒiˈna.zi.o/ [ʒiˈna.zɪ.o], (faster pronunciation) /ʒiˈna.zjo/

  • Hyphenation: gi‧ná‧si‧o

Noun[edit]

ginásio m (plural ginásios)

  1. gym, gymnasium
  2. secondary school

Usage notes[edit]

In Brazil, ginásio is only used for a sports gymasium, not a training gym, which is called an academia.