Sports in Chinese

If you want to talk about sports in Chinese, this lesson is for you! Listen carefully to the pronunciation and practice saying the Chinese words and phrases aloud.  

Perhaps you want to play sports in China or join in on a sporty conversation. Either way, learning these sports words in Chinese will get you started!

Pronouncing sports in Chinese

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运动

yùndòng

Sport

qiú

Ball

打排球

dǎ páiqiú

To play volleyball

骑车

qíchē

To cycle

游泳

yóuyǒng

To swim

我们要去踢足球。

Wǒmen yào qù tī zúqiú。

We are going to play football (soccer).

今天天气很好,出去骑车吧!

Jīntiān tiānqì hěnhǎo,chūqù qíchē ba!

Go do some cycling, it’s a fine day!

你什么时候去游泳?

Nǐ shénme shíhòu qù yóuyǒng?

When are you going swimming?

比赛在哪儿?

Bǐsài zài nǎr?

Where is the game?

你打网球吗?

Nǐ dǎ wǎngqiú ma?

Do you play tennis?

Imagine you are watching a game somewhere in China. This is what you might hear people around you saying about a soccer match!

传球!

Chuánqiú!

Pass the ball!

臭球!

Chòuqiú!

Bad move!

简直不敢相信你没接住!

Jiǎnzhí bùgǎn xiāngxìn nǐ méi jiēzhù!

Can’t believe you missed the catch!

That's it for this lesson.

Here are a few recommended Chinese lessons to try next!

Huí tóu jiàn! (回头见)

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