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World Cup Vocabulary – Talk About Football in Chinese

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  World Cup 世界杯 shìjiè bēi

  Brazil 巴西 bāxī

  Rio de Janeiro 里约热内卢 lǐyuērènèilú

  Football 足球 zúqiú

  Match 比赛 bǐsài

  Football Match 足球赛 zúqiú sài

  Player 运动员 yùndòng yuán

  Coach 教练 jiàoliàn

  Referee 裁判员 cáipàn yuán

  Goal! 进球!jìn qiú!

  Foul 犯规 fànguī

  Offside 越位 yuèwèi

  Yellow Card 黄牌 huángpái

  Red Card 红牌 hóngpái

  Tackle 铲球 chǎnqiú

  Penalty kick 罚球 fáqiú

  Half-time 半场 bàn chǎng

  Extra time 加时赛 jiā shí sài

  Sudden death 猝死 cùsǐ

  Final 决赛 juésài

  Win 赢 yíng  

  Lose 输 shū

  Teams (select few):

  French Team 法国队 fǎguó duì

  Brazilian Team 巴西队 bāxī duì

  SpanishTeam 西班牙队 xībānyá duì

  Italian Team 意大利队 yìdàlì duì

  German Team 德国队 déguó duì

  English Team 英国队 yīngguó duì

  Portugese Team 葡萄牙队 pútáoyá duì

  American Team 美国队  měiguó duì

  Top Players (select few):

  Mario Balotelli 巴洛特利  bā luò tè lì – Italy

  David Villa 比利亚 bǐ lì yǎ  - Spain

  Arjen Robben 罗本 luó běn – Netherlands

  André Schürrle 许尔勒 xǔ ěr lēi – Germany

  Cristiano Ronaldo C罗 C luō- Portugal

  Neymar da Silva 尼马 ní mǎ- Brazil

  Lionel Messi 梅西 méi xī- Argentina

  Karim Benzema 本泽马 běn zé mǎ- France

  Didier Drogba 德罗巴 dé luó bā – Ivory Coast

  Wayne Rooney 鲁尼 lǔ ní – England

  Fernando Torres 托雷斯 tuōléisī – Spain

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