Translation of amateur in Spanish:

amateur

amateur, n.

Pronunciation /ˈæmədər//ˈamətʃʊə//ˈamətə//ˌaməˈtəː//ˈæməˌtər//ˈæmətʃər//ˈamətʃə/

noun

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    (non-professional)
    amateur masculine
    a bunch of amateurs un grupo de gente sin ninguna profesionalidad
    • Yet the wonder of the tour is that even amateurs can take part.
    • Professionals like to play against amateurs, but are wary of facing too many at once.
    • So first off it was probably the top club juniors, then the top amateurs, then, I guess, guys like Faldo and Clarke.
    • The professional clubs come in at the third round and this time it will be an open draw, with the amateurs not having to play away.
    • He is a sports psychologist who works with many of the top pros and amateurs in the country.
    • What we need are boxers that have been amateurs before turning professional.
    • When we competed as amateurs in the Olympics we would practise all year for three or four events.
    • Last year, junior rider Kate Hart beat the professionals and the top amateurs to earn the victory.
    • This is a unique event where the top professionals race against the top amateurs and the top youth.
    • Ironically, Beaumont is the amateur on this professional tour.
    • They insisted they were amateurs, which somehow made it more noble.
    • And for the first time there will be cash prizes for the leading players who will join forces with amateurs in the team event.
    • As an amateur, he fought 72 times, winning 60 bouts, before turning professional in 1997.
    • As an amateur, Uhalt turned down football scholarship offers to pursue professional baseball.
    • In another key component, the band sponsored a female athlete and an amateur in each sport.
    • There will be two qualifying rounds and amateurs will also be invited.
    • Finally what also makes cycling superior is it is a sport where the amateur can experience almost the same sensations as the professional.
    • The top amateur is recognized with a special green leader's jersey after each stage.
    • This attitude is not just peculiar to high-handicap amateurs but is also prevalent among the top amateurs and professionals.
    • When he got to England, he started as an amateur in rugby league, a version of rugby he was not familiar with.

adjective

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    (not professional)
    (musician/athlete) amateur
    (sport/competition) para amateurs
    an amateur photographer un aficionado a la fotografía
    • He believes the archaeological trust has a major educational role to play - for professional and amateur archaeologists alike.
    • Hayley, 17, travels up and down the country competing in amateur athletics events, but she is not disabled.
    • The war dominates the lives of an enthusiastic band of amateur archaeologists known as the Diggers.
    • Aubrey and Maturin are enthusiastic amateur musicians.
    • If people knew what was out here, amateur astronomy would be as popular as every other outdoor activity combined.
    • Eliza plans to encourage enthusiasts to set up their own groups, and also will organise training days for budding amateur archaeologists.
    • Today, amateur athletics are a pervasive part of academic institutions across the United States.
    • In the absence of payment, amateur reviewers write overwhelmingly about topics they love.
    • Retirement reawakened enthusiasm for amateur radio, and he was president of the institution for many years.
    • Although player payments could be substantial, an amateur ethos prevailed.
    • Experts are investigating claims by an amateur archaeologist from Bradford that he has found an important ancient monument on Ilkley Moor.
    • A propeller-driven plane is witness to the enthusiasm of amateur fliers in the Cotton City.
    • Sports are social events to most of us, either as participants in amateur athletics or as spectators to their professional kin.
    • Local amateur radio enthusiasts are to set up a station within the school, giving pupils the opportunity to contact other radio users across the world.
    • The amateur enthusiasts are certainly catered for.
    • This summer, a group of amateur film enthusiasts will embark on its most ambitious project to date.
    • Of the twenty volunteers some are professional railway workers, but most are amateur enthusiasts.
    • Colin followed his father and paternal ancestors in being an enthusiastic amateur botanist.
    • Paul Burgess and Randy Olson are train enthusiasts and amateur photographers.
    • What does bug me is that the Olympics is no longer about true amateur athletics.
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