On a football team?

PaulB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

On a football team?

I wondered what was meant here in the English?

Él estuvo en su equipo de fútbol.
He was on his football team.

Thanks

Asked 8 months ago
JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi Paul,

It means that he is "part of" the team. This meaning of "en" as "part of" is one of those unusual ones for us to get our heads around. We tend to say "on the team" or "in the team" and in the same way "part of" is best translated as "on / in." 

Hope this helps.

Saludos

John

On a football team?

I wondered what was meant here in the English?

Él estuvo en su equipo de fútbol.
He was on his football team.

Thanks

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