Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Thursday July 11, 2013

afición\afi'θjon\, noun:
hobby; fans, supporters

Afición is a key word, since it refers to what we like doing in our spare time, or hobbies.

Mi afición es la filatelia.
My hobby is stamp collecting.

If you do something as a hobby, you do it por afición:

Pinta por afición.
He paints as a hobby.

In its other meaning, afición refers collectively to fans or supporters of a particular sport, usually football:

la afición española
the Spanish fans

la afición local
the local fans


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