World Swimming Championships: related terms
On the occasion of the World Swimming Championships which take place between July 24 and ends on Sunday August 9 in the city of Kazan, Russia, the following key recommended by the Fundéu offered to draft appropriately related information with this event:
- The Russian city where the championship is held is Kazan, accented in a.
- The names of the disciplines that will be carried out are swimming, open water, hops (or fixed), synchronized swimming (or synchronized swimming), water polo (or water polo) and jumps high altitude (preferred name in Spanish to extranjerismo high diving).
- The form pool is the most widely usedto designate the place where swimming is practiced, but also called pool (in Mexico) opileta (in Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay).
- There are four swimming styles: breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and front crawl.It is recommended to write the latter case (front crawl), and not with the English spelling crawl, as indicated by the Pan – Hispanic Dictionary of doubts. For freestyle, better than free style, it is understood that test in which the swimmer can choose the style in which it competes (mostly the front crawl is chosen for being the fastest).
- From the front crawl adaptation has created the crolista derivative (or front crawl swimmer), which is male and female: the or crolista.
- The athlete who practices waterpolo called water polo.
- Plonger is an unnecessary French slang term used in water sports;it is advisable to replace it in Spanish for diving (when verb) and dive (when noun).
- golaveraje is the English expression españolización goal average. Along with this anglicized adapted coexists expression difference (or average) of goals or points.
- The proper spelling is apenalty (plural, penalties) and no penalty (their form in English); They are not correct plural penalties or penalties. However, in most of America criminal form is used, the plural is criminal, and so includes the Pan – Hispanic Dictionary of doubts.
- The verb sort (is) with the sense of ‘getting the results needed to participate or continue in a competition or competition’ is normally followed by a complement introduced by the preposition to, and not, as indicated bythe dictionary panhispánico doubt and Argentine dictionary of idiomatic doubts. Therefore, instead of “Russia ranks Rio 2016 ‘, which would have been appropriate” Russia is classified for Rio 2016 “.
- The acronym FINA, all in capital letters, refers to the International Swimming Federation.
World Swimming Championships
The World Swimming Championships is the ultimate international competition for water sports. It is carried out since 1973 by the International Swimming Federation (FINA). Currently it takes place every odd year. The focal point of the championships are swimming competitions, disputed in a pool of 50 m. Besides swimming competitions they are held in open water, synchronized swimming, diving and water polo.
The format used in the latest editions consists of two weeks: the first week for jumping events, open water swimming and synchronized swimming, as well as the preliminary phase of the female and male water polo tournaments; the second week for swimming competitions and the final phase of the two water polo tournaments.(From Holy Wikipedia)
According to the online dictionary, FINA, for me, is an acronym. This is the etymology of the acronym, taken from my fat friend the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, DRAE spelling: Acronym. (Del gr. Ἄκρος ” end and -onym). 1. m. Type acronym pronounced as a word; p. eg., or (bject) v (dildo) n (o) i (dentificado). 2. m. Word formed by the union of elements of two or more words, consisting of the beginning of the first and the end of the last, p. eg., ofi (cinainfor) matic, or, frequently, other combinations, p. eg., so (und) n (avigation) to (nd) r (anging), Ban (co) is (locker) (de) (Credi) to.
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