Sports in Portuguese

Let’s get warmed up and ready to talk about sports in Portuguese!

Everyone has their favorite sport and even countries tend to have favorite national sports. America is the home of baseball, or beisebol as the Portuguese would say. And, like most of the world, Brazilians are particularly fond of soccer, or futebol. You’ll find kids in the street playing futebol and lots of organized teams. There are an endless number of sports to talk about but in this lesson, we’ll go over the most common ones.

On your mark, get set, go!

Pronouncing sports in Portuguese

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beisebol

baseball

basquetebol / basquete

basketball

ciclismo

biking

acampar

camping

pescar

fishing

futebol americano

American football

corrida a pé

jogging

karatê

karate

maratona

marathon

Olimpíadas

Olympics

regata (sport)

sailing

corrida

running

futebol

soccer

esqui

skiing

caminhada

walking

vôlei

volleyball

luta livre

wrestling

natação

swimming

escalada

climbing

handebol

handball

boxe

boxing

levantamento de peso

weightlifting

canoagem

canoeing

salto com vara

pole vault

gisnastica rítmica

rhythmic gymnastics

tiro com arco

archery

Right, I’m getting worn out from all this talk about sports. Time for a water break.

I hope we’ve covered your favorite sport. Next time you are watching your favorite sport or actually doing it, think about it in Portuguese. And when you meet a Portuguese speaker, strike up a conversation about sports to put your practice to good use!

For more lessons on Portuguese vocabulary I recommend these!

Tchau,

Tereza Pereira
Tereza Pereira
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