Talking About Japan
In English


8
Japanese Sports




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If you love sports, or if sports have played a big role in your life, it will be important to be able to talk sports with new friends. But have you ever tried to explain the sports positions you have played in English?
Names of Sports

athletics (do)
badminton (play)
basketball (play)
boxing
cycling
diving
football (play)
golf (play)
gymnastics (do)
hockey (play)
horse-racing
ice-skating
motor-racing
riding
rugby (play)
skiing
snooker (play)
squash (play)
surfing
swimming
tennis (play)
volleyball (play)
weightlifting
windsurfing
Sports language is fun and useful, and very similar to Japanese, so it is a good place to start to communicate.

A little practice goes a long way.
Sports - Verbs

beat
box
catch
cycle
dive
draw
hit
kick
lose
miss
pass
pot
practice
race
ride
save
serve
shoot
skate
ski
swim
surf
tackle
train
throw
volley
win/score
(a point /a goal)
Sports - Words

amateur
ace
basket
captain
cup
game
goal
kit
match
medal
Sports - People

athlete
badminton player
basketball player
boxer
cyclist
diver
footballer /football player
golfer
gymnast
hockey player
jockey
ice-skater
racing driver
rider
rugby player
skater
skier
snooker player
squash player
surfer
swimmer
tennis player
volleyball player
weight-lifter
net
professional
race
record
referee
skill
spectators
team
whistle
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