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DigMandarin’s 2014 World Cup Special- 92 Football Terms in Mandarin

Hello DigMandarin audiences! Are any of you excited for the FIFA World Cup that begins this Thursday? Here in Brazil, everybody is looking forward to the Brazil X Croatia game that will occur today in São Paulo! To celebrate this noteworthy event, here are 92 football-related words in Mandarin, so you can practice while you watch the games. Enjoy!

General Terms

      
NO English Mandarin Pinyin
1 Football (soccer) 足球 Zúqiú
2 Stadium 体育场 Tǐyùchǎng
3 Football Field 足球场 Zúqiú Chǎng
4 League 联赛 Liánsài
5 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) 国际足联 Guójì zú lián
6 the World Cup 世界杯 Shìjièbēi
7 Team 团队 Tuánduì
8 Footballer 足球运动员 Zúqiú yùndòngyuán
9 Scoreboard 记分牌 jì fēn pái
10 National Team 国家队 Guójiā duì
11 To lose(a game) Shū
12 To win (a game) Yíng
13 To kick; to play football
14 To match;to contest; game 比赛 Bǐsài

Plays & Rule Terminology

      
NO English Mandarin Pinyin
15 Throw-in 掷界外球 Zhí jièwài qiú
16 Pass (v) 传球 Chuán qiú
17 Kick(v) 踢球 Tī qiú
18 Shoot (v) 射门 Shèmén
19 Save (v) 救球 Jiù qiú
20 Tackle(v) 铲球 Chǎn qiú
21 Score a goal(v) 进球得分 Jìn qiú défēn
22 Dribble 带球 Dài qiú
23 Head (v) 头球 Tóu qiú
24 Free kick 任意球 Rènyì qiú
25 Wall 人墙 Rén qiáng
26 Penalty 罚点球 Fá diǎn qiú
27 Foul 犯规 Fànguī
28 Corner kick 角球 Jiǎoqiú
29 Red Card 红牌 Hóngpái
30 Yellow Card 黄牌 Huángpái
31 Off-Side 越位 Yuèwèi
32 Send Off 罚出场外 Fá chūchǎng wài
33 Draw 平局 Píngjú
34 Half Time 半场 Bàn Chǎng
35 Overtime 加时 Jiā shí
36 Substitute 替补队员 Tìbǔ duìyuán
37 Substitution 换人 Huàn rén

Positions

      
NO English Mandarin Pinyin
38 Goalkeeper 守门员 Shǒuményuán
39 Forward 前锋 Qiánfēng
40 Referee 裁判 Cáipàn
41 Linesman 边裁 Biān cái
42 Defender 防守队员 Fángshǒu duìyuán

Equipment

      
NO English Mandarin Pinyin
43 Football (ball) 足球 Zúqiú
44 Sneakers 球鞋 Qiúxié
45 Goal post 门柱 Mén zhù
46 Football Jersey 足球 球衣 Zúqiú qiúyī
47 Shin Guard 护腿 Hùtuǐ
48 Net 球网 Qiú wǎng
49 Crossbar 球门横梁 Qiúmén héngliáng

Parts Of the Field

      
NO English Mandarin Pinyin
50 Center Circle 中 圈 Zhōng quān
51 Corner Flag 角旗 Jiǎo qí
52 Penalty Area 发球区 Fāqiú qū
53 Goal Area 球门区 Qiúmén qū
54 Goal Line 球门线 Qiúmén xiàn

Countries Playing (in alphabetical order)

      
NO English Mandarin Pinyin
55 AlgeriaAlgeria 阿尔及利亚 Ā’ěrjílìyǎ
56 ArgentinaArgentina 阿根廷 Āgēntíng
57 AustraliaAustralia 澳大利亚 Àodàlìyà
58 BelgiumBelgium 比利时 Bǐlìshí
59 BosniaBosnia and Herzegovina 波斯尼亚 和 黑塞哥维那 Bōsīníyà hé hēisàigēwéinà
60 BrazilBrazil 巴西 Bāxī
61 CameroonCameroon 喀麦隆 Kāmàilóng
62 ChileChile 智利 Zhìlì
63 ColombiaColombia 哥伦比亚 Gēlúnbǐyà
64 Costa RicaCosta Rica 哥斯达黎加 Gēsīdálíjiā
65 Côte d'IvoireCôte d’Ivoire 科特迪瓦 Kētèdíwǎ
66 CroatiaCroatia 克罗地亚 Kèluódìyà
67 EcuadorEcuador 厄瓜多尔 Èguāduō’ěr
68 EnglandEngland 英国 Yīngguó
69 FranceFrance 法国 Fǎguó
70 GermanyGermany 德国 Déguó
71 GhanaGhana 加纳 Jiānà
72 GreeceGreece 希腊 Xīlà
73 HondurasHonduras 洪都拉斯 Hóngdūlāsī
74 IranIran 伊朗 Yīlǎng
75 ItalyItaly 意大利 Yìdàlì
76 JapanJapan 日本 Rìběn
77 Korea RepublicKorea Republic 韩国 Hánguó
78 MexicoMexico 墨西哥 Mòxīgē
79 NetherlandsNetherlands 荷兰 Hélán
80 NigeriaNigeria 尼日利亚 Nírìlìyà
81 PortugalPortugal 葡萄牙 Pútáoyá
82 RussiaRussia 俄国 Éguó
83 SpainSpain 西班牙 Xībānyá
84 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 瑞士 Ruìshì
85 United StatesUnited States 美国 Měiguó
86 UruguayUruguay 乌拉圭 Wūlāguī

Famous Players

      
NO Western Name Mandarin Pinyin
87 NeymarNeymar 内马尔 Nèi mǎ’ěr
88 Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo 克里斯蒂亚诺•罗纳尔多 ( C 罗) Kèlǐsīdì yà nuò•luōnà’ěrduō
89 Lionel MessiLionel Messi 利昂内尔•梅西 Lì áng nèi ěr•méi xī
90 RonaldoRonaldo 罗纳尔多 Luōnà’ěrduō
91 PeléPelé 贝利 Bèi lì
92 Diego MaradonaDiego Maradona 迭戈•马拉多纳 Dié gē•mǎ lā duō nà

Thanks for reading! Who are you rooting for in the World Cup? Let us know in the comments below!

Eva Salustino

Eva Salustino is a Brazilian student who has been learning Mandarin Chinese for 1 year and a half. She enjoys reading about Chinese history and culture and hopes to someday travel to China. She would love to share her learning experience with all the learners and make more friends here.

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