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Tennis and Cricket enthusiast.

Formula-1 and MotoGP fan.

I have included these two lines in my (high school format) résumé. I want to depict the idea that I know most of the rules of Tennis and Cricket. On the other hand, I love watching Formula-1 and MotoGP races, but do not know all the rules of the game. I do not want the interviewer to get the wrong idea that I know everything about all the mentioned things.

I searched the meanings of the words and these were the results:

  • enthusiast - a person who is very interested in a particular activity or subject. Source

  • aficionado - a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime. Source

  • fan - a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing. Source

What prevented me from using the word aficionado is that it means someone who is knowledgeable. I won't consider myself on that level yet. Hence my question, are the two statements above idiomatically correct? Or should I consider opting for other alternatives? Also please do mention those alternatives.

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    In English, they all mean more or less the same, but enthusiast is formal, aficionado is mainly American, and not always widely understood even there, and fan is informal. – Michael Harvey Oct 14 at 9:46
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In English, they all mean more or less the same. In my experience, enthusiast is formal, aficionado is mainly American, and not always widely understood even there, and fan is informal.

a person who is very interested in and involved with a particular subject or activity
Enthusiast (Cambridge Dictionaries)

Someone who is very interested in and enthusiastic about a particular subject
Aficionado (Cambridge Dictionaries)

a person who is very much interested in and spends a lot of time watching or reading about esp. an entertainer or sports team
Fan (Cambridge Dictionaries)

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