French translation of 'goal'
1. (= score) but m
the winning goal le but de la victoire
to score a goal marquer un but
2. (= goalmouth) but m
to miss an open goal rater un but dégarni
3. (= objective) objectif m ⧫ but m
His goal is to become the world champion. Son but est de devenir champion du monde.
My long-term goal was to become a senior manager. Mon objectif à long terme était de devenir directeur.
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Example Sentences Including 'goal'
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The object of the game is to try to sweep a football towards a goal to score points.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
All he was missing was the goals.The Sun (2016)
And it was the hosts who had more attempts at goal.The Sun (2012)
And they have netted 11 goals in the process.The Sun (2016)
Both sides like to play football so expect goals.The Sun (2012)
But that is in contrast to their impressive home record, where they have netted 25 goals.The Sun (2006)
But the visitors fought back with two goals in the final 10 minutes.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Costa scored 20 goals for the Blues last term but has netted just four times so far this season.The Sun (2015)
England have enjoyed 27 attempts on goal in their three matches compared to 47 by their opponents.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
From my vantage point in goal, the entire company were either charging towards you or hurtling away.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He had a part in the Arsenal goal but generally was not especially effective.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
His first attempt at goal at Wembley took some waiting for.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Instead they had that crucial bit of breathing space and an opening goal worth waiting for.The Sun (2014)
It felt as if each attempt at goal was becoming increasingly outlandish.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Of points, goals scored and conceded.The Sun (2016)
Statistics show that 13 of the 40 goals they have scored this season have come in the final ten minutes of games.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The guy netted 25 club goals and eight for his country during his 25-year career!The Sun (2011)
The only thing missing was a goal that would have turned one point into three.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The only thing that was missing was the goal.The Sun (2015)
Three goals in the opening ten minutes set the tone for an entertaining clash.The Sun (2015)
We are ahead on points, goal difference is in our favour.The Sun (2013)
We came back from one goal down.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We have had eight penalties and only scored two goals.The Sun (2017)
We were very worried about the Scot but he has just left hospital and should be back in goal next season.The Sun (2014)
When football becomes without goals you will say it's boring.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Yet the club's strikers scored only four goals in that period.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
You go and watch football for goals.The Sun (2016)
You will say bring the goals back.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He missed an open goal with a great song choice.The Sun (2010)
They have only conceded one goal in open play and no more than one in any game.The Sun (2016)
What is my purpose or goal for this point?Christianity Today (2000)
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'goal' in Other Languages
British English: goal /ɡəʊl/ NOUN
In games such as football or hockey, the goal is the space into which the players try to get the ball in order to score.
The ball went straight into the goal.
- American English: goal
- Arabic: هَدَف
- Brazilian Portuguese: gol
- Chinese: 目标
- Croatian: gol
- Czech: gól
- Danish: mål sport
- Dutch: doel voetbal
- European Spanish: meta
- Finnish: maali urheilussa
- French: but
- German: Tor Fußball
- Greek: στόχος
- Italian: porta
- Japanese: ゴール
- Korean: 골 골키퍼
- Norwegian: mål
- Polish: cel
- European Portuguese: objetivo
- Romanian: poartă
- Russian: ворота
- Spanish: meta
- Swedish: mål sport
- Thai: ประตู
- Turkish: gol
- Ukrainian: гол
- Vietnamese: khung thành
Translation of goal from the Collins English to French
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