real

What is real?

real meaning Pronounced like “rey-al”, this is the usual way of referring to Real Madrid in English-speaking countries. In Spain, Real Madrid is simply “Madrid” (Atletico Madrid being “Atletico”), while “Real” is short for Real Sociedad.

 

reference: Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com: World Cup 2010 Glossary of Football Words and Expressions

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