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The Ultimate Chinese Vocabulary List For Soccer / Football

Gooooaaaaallllll!

Chinese football fans (球迷 – qiú mí) are some of the most dedicated in the world.

Would you be able to talk about the finer points of the game with your Chinese-speaking friends?

How about picking up some football vocabulary so that you can be part of the conversation?

Get started with this post and jumpstart your soccer-speak today.
 


 

Essential Soccer / Football Vocabulary Words for Chinese Learners

General Vocabulary

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助理裁判(zhù lǐ cái pàn): assistant referee

助理裁判向主裁判举旗示意比赛继续。
zhù lǐ cái pàn xiàng zhǔ cái pàn jǔ qí shì yì bǐ sài  jì xù。
The assistant referee held up his flag to show the referee that the ball was still in play.

 

客场比赛(kè chǎng bǐ sài): away game (literally: guest or traveller’s field match)

菲利普不喜欢客场比赛,他总是容易感到很疲惫。
fēi lì pǔ bù xǐ huān kè chǎng bǐ sài,tā zǒng shì róng yì gǎn dào hěn pí bèi。
Philip hates traveling for away games. He always gets really tired and never plays well.

 

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角球(jiǎo qiú) corner kick: (literally: corner ball)

守门员用手碰到了球,裁判给了对方一个角球。
shǒu mén yuán yòng shǒu pèng dào le qiú,cái pàn gěi le duì fāng yī gè jiǎo qiú。
When the goalkeeper touched the ball, the referee awarded the other team a corner kick.

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更衣室(gēng yī shì) locker room: (literally: changing clothes room)

球员们坐在更衣室里听教练讲话。
qiú yuán men zuò zài gēng yī shì lǐ tīng jiào liàn jiǎng huà。
The players sat in the locker room while they listened to their coach speak.

 

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后卫(hòu wèi) defender

因为有强大的后卫,英格兰队在世界杯比赛中总是表现良好。
yīn wéi yǒu qiáng dà de hòu wèi,yīng gé lán duì zài shì jiè bēi bǐ sài zhōng zǒng shì biǎo xiàn liáng hǎo 。
England always does well in the World Cup matches because of their strong defenders.

 

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平局(píng jú): draw

比赛以平局结束,最后比分是二比二。
bǐ sài yǐ píng jú jié shù,zuì hòu bǐ fèn shì èr bǐ èr 。
The game ended in a draw, and the final score was 2-2.

 

打成平局(dǎ chéng píng jú): to equalize (literally: to score into a draw)

在最后一分钟,马塞洛射进一球,将比赛打成平局。
zài zuì hòu yī fèn zhōng,mǎ sāi luò shè jìn yī qiú,jiāng bǐ sài dǎ chéng píng jú。
In the last minute, Marcello score an equalizing goal.

加时赛(jiā shí sài): extra time; injury time
他们很幸运比赛进入加时赛,因为他们最终获胜。
irtā men hěn xìng yùn bǐ sài jìn rù jiā shí sài,yīn wéi tā men zuì zhōng huò shèng。
They were lucky the game went into extra time because they ended up winning.

体能(tǐ néng): fitness
迈克尔需要在夏天恢复体能。
mài kè er xū yào zài xià tiān huī fù tǐ néng。
Michael needs to get fit over the summer.

 

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犯规(fàn guī): foul (literally: breaking the rules)
他犯规了,因为他推倒了对方。
tā fàn guī le,yīn wéi tā tuī dǎo le duì fāng。

He fouled because he pushed over the other player.

终场(zhōng chǎng): full-time
裁判吹哨两次,向大家宣布已经终场。
cái pàn chuī shào liǎng cì,xiàng dà jiā xuān bù yǐ jīng zhōng chǎng。
The referee blew his whistle twice to tell everyone it was full-time.

 

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守门员(shǒu mén yuán): goalkeeper (literally: protect gate player)

法国队守门员扑到地上截住了罗纳尔多的射门。
fǎ guó duì shǒu mén yuán pū dào dì shàng jié zhù le luó nà ěr duō de shè mén。
The goalkeeper for France dived to the ground and saved Ronaldo’s shot.

中场休息(zhōng chǎngxiū xī): half-time

球员们跑下场,在中场休息时开了一个会。
qiú yuán men pǎo xià chǎng,zài zhōng chǎng xiū xī shí kāi le yī gè huì。
The players ran off the pitch and had a meeting during half-time.

 

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手球(shǒu qiú): handball

裁判吹响了口哨,判定他手球。
cái pàn chuī xiǎng le kǒu shào,pàn dìng tā shǒu qiú。

The referee blew the whistle and called a hand ball on him.

 

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头球(tóu qiú): header

罗纳尔多的队友传给他一个高球,他纵身一跳,头球进门。
luó nà ěr duō de duì yǒu chuán gěi tā yī gè gāo qiú,tā zòng shēn yī tiào,tóu qiú jìn mén。
Ronaldo’s teammate passed the ball high to him. He jumped up and headed it into the goal.

主场(zhǔ chǎng): home game

很多球队在主场都会踢得更好。
hěn duō qiú duì zài zhǔ chǎng dōu huì tī dé gèng hǎo。
Most teams perform better when they have a home game.

中线开球(zhōng xiàn kāi qiú): kick off

你知道什么时候要中线开球吗?
nǐ zhī dào shén me shí hòu yào zhōng xiàn kāi qiú ma?
Do you have any idea what time is kickoff?

 

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比赛(bǐ sài): match

你认为谁会赢得比赛?
nǐ rèn wéi shuí huì yíng dé bǐ sài?
Who do you think is going to win the match?

中场(zhōng chǎng): midfielder

梅苏特·厄齐尔是世界上最好的中场之一。
méi sū tè è qí ěr shì shì jiè shàng zuì hǎo de zhōng chǎng zhī yī。
Mesut Ozil is one of the best midfielders in the world.

越位(yuè wèi): offside

梅西差一点就进球了,但裁判吹哨说他越位。
méi xī chà yī diǎn jiù jìn qiú le,dàn cái pàn chuī shào shuō tā yuè wèi。
Messi had been very close to scoring a goal, the referee blew his whistle to say that he was offside.

传球(chuán qiú): pass

弗兰克·兰帕德传球给贝克汉姆,贝克汉姆射门,球进了!
fú lán kè lán pà dé chuán qiú gěi bèi kè hàn mǔ,bèi kè hàn mǔ shè mén,qiú jìn le!
Frank Lampard passed the ball to Beckham. Beckham kicked the ball and scored!

 

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任意球(rèn yì qiú): penalty kick

贝尔被犯规了,球队获得了任意球。
bèi ěr bèi fàn guī le,qiú duì huò dé le rèn yì qiú。

Bale fouled and the team got a penalty kick.

点球大战(diǎn qiú dà zhàn): penalty shootout

球迷们安静下来,绷紧神经,观看两支球队的点球大战。
qiú mí men ān jìng xià lái,bēng jǐn shén jīng,guān kàn liǎng zhī qiú duì de diǎn qiú dà zhàn。
The fans went silent as they nervously watched the penalty shootout between the two teams.

 

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足球场(zú qiú chǎng): pitch or (football) field

球队已经训练了几天,所以这个足球场有些泥泞,不太好用了。
qiú duì yǐ jīng xùn liàn le jǐ tiān,suǒ yǐ zhè gè zú qiú chǎng yǒu xiē ní nìng,bú tài hǎo yòng le 。
Because it had been raining for a couple of days, the pitch was muddy and difficult to play on.

 

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红牌(hóng pái): red card

他因为和对方球员打架而被红牌罚下场。
tā yīn wéi hé duì fāng qiú yuán dǎ jià ér bèi hóng pái fá xià chǎng。
He was handed a red card for starting a fight with the other team and as a result, their team lost.

射门(shè mén): shoot (literally: to shoot on goal)

罗纳尔多一脚射门,打进制胜一球。
luó nà ěr duō yī jiǎo shè mén,dǎ jìn zhì shèng yī qiú。
Ronaldo shot the ball right into the back of the net to score the winning goal.

 

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观众(guān zhòng): spectator(s)

因为下雨了,球场上没有很多观众。
yīn wéi xià yǔ le,qiú chǎng shàng méi yǒu hěn duō guān zhòng。
There weren’t many spectators at the game because of the rain.

 

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看台(kàn tái): stands (literally: viewing platform or area)

球迷们在为自己喜欢的球队欢呼,看台上总是一片热闹的景象。
qiú mí men zài wéi zì jǐ xǐ huān de qiú duì huān hū,kàn tái shàng zǒng shì yī piàn rè nào de jǐng xiàng。
There was a lot of excitement in the stands as the fans cheered for their teams.

前锋(qián fēng): striker (literally: forward or front edge)

里奥· 梅西是世界上最杰出的前锋之一,他是巴塞罗那进球最多的球员。
lǐ ào méi xī shì shì jiè shàng zuì jié chū de qián fēng zhī yī,tā shì bā sāi luó nà jìn qiú zuì duō de qiú yuán。
Lionel Messi is one of the best strikers in the world. He has scored the most goals ever for Barcelona.

 

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替补(tì bǔ)/换人(huàn rén): substitute

当亚历克斯·弗格森看到自己的球员劳累时,他总是叫替补上场。
dāng yà lì kè sī fú gé sēn kàn dào zì jǐ de qiú yuán láo lèi shí,tā zǒng shì jiào tì bǔ shàng chǎng 。
When Sir Alex Ferguson saw that his players were getting tired, he always substituted them.

铲球(chǎn qiú)/抢截(qiǎng jié): tackle

当迈克试图铲球的时候,他用手推了对方球员一把,结果得到了黄牌警告。
dāng mài kè shì tú chǎn qiú de shí hòu,tā yòng shǒu tuī le duì fāng qiú yuán yī bǎ,jié guǒ dé dào le huáng pái jǐng gào。
When Mike tried to tackle the other player, he pushed him and he was given a yellow card and a warning.

 

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掷界外球(zhì jiè wài qiú): throw in

杰克快速掷界外球给他的队友。
jié kè kuài sù zhì jiè wài qiú gěi tā de duì yǒu。
Jake quickly threw the ball in to his teammate.

 

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边线(biān xiàn): touchline

足球教练站在边线上对自己的队伍喊出指令。
zú qiú jiào liàn zhàn zài biān xiàn shàng duì zì jǐ de duì wǔ hǎn chū zhǐ lìng。
The manager and coach stood on the touchline shouting out instructions to their team.

 

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人墙(rén qiáng): wall (literally: human wall)

当里奥梅西射门时,球员们筑起一道人墙。
dāng lǐ ào méi xī shè mén shí,qiú yuán men zhù qǐ yī dào rén qiáng。
The players made a wall as Lionel Messi went to shoot.

 

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黄牌(huáng pái): yellow card

贝尔在踢球时需要更加小心,因为他已经得了一次黄牌了。
bèi ěr zài tī qiú shí xū yào gèng jiā xiǎo xīn,yīn wéi tā yǐ jīng dé le yī cì huáng pái le。
Bale needs to be more careful when playing because he’s already been given one yellow card.

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失球(shī qiú): concede

英格兰的守门员因为自己失球过多而被批评。
yīng gé lán de shǒu mén yuán yīn wéi zì jǐ shī qiú guò duō ér bèi pī píng。
England’s goalkeeper was criticized for the amount of goals he conceded.

失败(shī bài): defeat

马德里竞技遭遇失败后,很明显大家都很生气。
mǎ dé lǐ jìng jì zāo yù shī bài hòu,hěn míng xiǎn dà jiā dōu hěn shēng qì。
It was evident that everyone was upset when Atletico Madrid suffered defeat.

净胜球(jìng shèng qiú): goal difference

因为在甲级联赛中,所有队伍都很有实力,净胜球差异很小。
yīn wéi zài jiǎ jí lián sài zhōng,suǒ yǒu duì wǔ dōu hěn yǒu shí lì,jìng shèng qiú chà yì hěn xiǎo。
Because all of the teams in the Premier League are really strong, the goal difference is usually small.

淘汰(táo tài): knock out

在上一届世界杯上,新西兰在比赛中被墨西哥淘汰。
zài shàng yī jiè shì jiè bēi shàng,xīn xī lán zài bǐ sài zhōng bèi mò xī gē táo tài。
In the last World Cup, New Zealand was knocked out of the competition by Mexico.

领先(lǐng xiān): to be in the lead

皇家马德里在上半场处于领先,但切尔西最终赢得了比赛。
huáng jiā mǎ dé lǐ zài shàng bàn chǎng chù yú lǐng xiān,dàn qiē ěr xī zuì zhōng yíng dé le bǐ sài 。
At the end of the first half Real Madrid were in the lead, but Chelsea won in the end.

比分(bǐ fēn): score

我觉得巴塞罗那和皇家马德里的最终比分将会是二比零。
wǒ jiào dé bā sāi luó nà hé huáng jiā mǎ dé lǐ de zuì zhōng bǐ fēn jiāng huì shì èr bǐ líng 。
I think the final score between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be 2-0.

 

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计分板(jì fēn bǎn): scoreboard

计分板上的时间显示,离比赛结束只剩五分钟。
jì fēn bǎn shàng de shí jiān xiǎn shì,lí bǐ sài jié shù zhī shèng wǔ fèn zhōng 。
The time on the scoreboard shows there’s only 5 minutes left of the match.

获胜(huò shèng)/赢(yíng): to win

我认为,巴西拥有世界上最强大的足球队,他们很有可能在2014年世界杯中获胜。
wǒ rèn wéi,bā xī yōng yǒu shì jiè shàng zuì qiáng dà de zú qiú duì,tā men hěn yǒu kě néng zài 2014nián shì jiè bēi zhōng huò shèng 。
I think that Brazil has the strongest football team in the world and they have a good chance of winning the 2014 World Cup.

Advanced Chinese Soccer / Football Vocabulary

We’re not finished yet. Now you know the basics. Why not show off your real soccer/football knowledge with this more advanced football vocabulary?

有利原则(yǒu lì yuán zé): advantage (literally: the principle of advantage)

裁判根据有利原则,举起手示意继续进攻。
cái pàn gēn jù yǒu lì yuán zé,jǔ qǐ shǒu shì yì jì xù jìn gōng。
The referee, according to principle of advantage,  raised his hand and motioned for the advance to continue.

 

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替补席(tì bǔ xí): bench (literally: substitute seats or area)

由于训练迟到,杰克的教练决定把他留在替补席。
yóu yú xùn liàn chí dào,jié kè de jiào liàn jué dìng bǎ tā liú zài tì bǔ xí。
Jack’s coach decided to keep him on the bench for being late to training.

 

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倒勾球(dǎo gōu qiú): bicycle kick (literally: falling hook ball)

罗纳尔多以他的倒勾球而闻名。当他展示倒勾球的时候,球迷们都沸腾了。
luó nà ěr duō yǐ tā de dǎo gōu qiú ér wén míng。dāng tā zhǎn shì dǎo gōu qiú de shí hòu,qiú mí men dōu fèi téng le 。
Ronaldo is famous for his bicycle kick. When he does it, the fans go crazy.

吃牌(chī pái): booking (literally: to ‘eat’ or get a card)

乔纳森吃牌了,因为与对方球员打架。
qiáo nà sēn chī pái le,yīn wéi yǔ duì fāng qiú yuán dǎ jià。

Jonathan was booked because he got into a fight with a player on the other team.

 

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踢(tī): boot, kick

托雷斯把球踢给了队友。
tuō léi sī bǎ qiú tī gěi le duì yǒu 。
Torres booted the ball to his teammate.

禁区(jìn qū): box (literally: forbidden or restricted area)

对方球员在禁区内组成一道防线,试图阻截梅西的射门。
duì fāng qiú yuán zài jìn qū nèi zǔ chéng yī dào fáng xiàn,shì tú zǔ jié méi xī de shè mén 。
The opposition formed a line in the box to try and block Messi from scoring.

抛硬币(pāo yìng bì): coin toss

裁判抛硬币来决定谁来开球。
cái pàn pāo yìng bì lái jué dìng shuí lái kāi qiú。

The coin toss decides who will kick off the match.

死球(sǐ qiú)/僵局(jiāng jú): dead ball
All free kicks and penalty kicks must be taken from a dead ball.

在死球期间,路易斯跑向球,一脚踢上去。
zài sǐ qiú qī jiān ,lù yì sī pǎo xiàng qiú ,yī jiǎo tī shàng qù 。
When the ball was dead, Luis ran up to the ball and booted it.

联赛(lián sài): division

英国所有的顶尖球队都在超级联赛中。
yīng guó suǒ yǒu de dǐng jiān qiú duì dōu zài chāo jí lián sài zhōng。
All the top teams of the UK are in the premier division (league).

赛程(sài chéng): fixture

所有世界杯的赛程都是通过抽签决定的,以保证绝对公平。
suǒ yǒu shì jiè bēi de sài chéng dōu shì tōng guò chōu qiān jué dìng de,yǐ bǎo zhèng jué duì gōng píng。
All the World Cup fixtures are chosen out of a hat to make sure it’s completely fair.

盯守(dīng shǒu): mark

教练对自己的球员大喊,让他盯守对方球员。
jiào liàn duì zì jǐ de qiú yuán dà hǎn,ràng tā dīng shǒu duì fāng qiú yuán。
The manager shouted out to his players to mark the opposition.

乌龙球(wū lóng qiú): own goal (literally: oolong or ‘black dragon’ ball)

当约翰进了一颗乌龙球的时候,球迷们纷纷喝倒彩。
dāng yuē hàn jìn le yī kē wū lóng qiú de shí hòu,qiú mí men fēn fēn hè dǎo cǎi。
The fans booed when John scored an own goal.

打气(dǎ qì)/动员讲话 (dòng yuán jiǎng huà):  Pep talk (Noun)
A short talk of encouragement from the manager.

球员们坐在更衣室,听教练给他们打气。
qiú yuán men zuò zài gèng yī shì,tīng jiào liàn gěi tā men dǎ qì。
The players sat and listened to their coach give them a pep talk in the changing rooms.

晋级(jìn jí): promotion

经过一个成功的赛季,他们终于晋级高级别联赛了。
jīng guò yī gè chéng gōng de sài jì ,tā men zhōng yú jìn jí gāo jí bié lián sài le。
After a successful season, they were finally promoted to the advanced group.

对手(duì shǒu): rivals

曼彻斯特联队和曼彻斯特城队是多年的对手了。
màn chè sī tè lián duì hé màn chè sī tè chéng duì shì duō nián de duì shǒu le。
Manchester United and Manchester City have been rivals for years.

降级(jiàng jí): relegation

鉴于上赛季碰到太多的坏运气,赫尔城队降级了。
jiàn yú shàng sài jì pèng dào tài duō de huài yùn qì,hè ěr chéng duì jiàng jí le。
After having a lot of bad luck last season, Hull was relegated.

领队(lǐng duì): skipper, team captain

约翰特里被选为英格兰队领队,迎战2014年世界杯足球赛。
yuē hàn tè lǐ bèi xuǎn wéi yīng gé lán duì lǐng duì,yíng zhàn 2014 nián shì jiè bēi zú qiú sài 。
John Terry was chosen to skipper the English side for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

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剪刀脚踢(jiǎn dāo jiǎo tī): scissor kick

瑞恩吉格斯将球熟练地用剪刀脚踢给队友。
ruì ēn jí gé sī jiāng qiú shú liàn de yòng jiǎn dāo jiǎo tī gěi duì yǒu。
Ryan Giggs Scissor kicked the ball skillfully to his teammate.

罚点球(fá diǎn qiú): spot kick

贝克汉姆把球放好,做好罚点球的准备。
bèi kè hàn mǔ bǎ qiú fàng hǎo,zuò hǎo fá diǎn qiú de zhǔn bèi。
Beckham placed the ball down in preparation for his spot kick.

转会费(zhuǎn huì fèi): transfer fee

足球史上最高的转会费之一是切尔西队买进费尔南多托雷斯。
zú qiú shǐ shàng zuì gāo de zhuǎn huì fèi zhī yī shì qiē ěr xī duì mǎi jìn fèi ěr nán duō tuō léi sī。
One of the highest transfer fees in football history was when Chelsea bought Fernando Torres.

Chinese Vocabulary for Soccer / Football Equipment

Of course you all know that football requires a ball to play, but what about the other things that are needed to play?

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钉鞋(dìng xié): studs; cleats (literally: spike shoes)

 

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手套(shǒu tào): gloves

门柱(qiú mén zhù): goal posts

 

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足球服(zú qiú fú): jersey; shirt (literally: football uniform)

 

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足球套装(zú qiú tào zhuāng): kit (literally: football set attire)

 

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球网(qiú wǎng): net

 

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足球袜(zú qiú wà): soccer socks

 

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护腿板(hù tuǐ bǎn): Shin-pads (literally: leg protector boards or pads)

 

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球服(qiú fú): strip

皇家马德里的球服是白色的,我认为不是很实用,因为很容易就脏了。
huáng jiā mǎ dé lǐ de qiú fú shì bái sè de,wǒ rèn wéi bú shì hěn shí yòng,yīn wéi hěn róng yì jiù zāng le。
Real Madrid’s strip is white, which I don’t think is very practical because it gets dirty easily.

 

Chinese Vocabulary for Soccer / Football Commentary

It’s great being able to speak with your friends about a soccer match, but if you’re really a huge soccer fan than you need to understand the new as well. And of course you also have to understand the commentator.

 

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评论员(píng lùn yuán): commentator

约翰莫斯顿是英国最有名的评论员之一。
yuē hàn mò sī dùn shì yīng guó zuì yǒu míng de píng lùn yuán zhī yī 。
John Motson is one of the most famous British commentators.

控球(kòng qiú): keep possession (literally: control ball)

西班牙队很擅长控球。
xī bān yá duì hěn shàn zhǎng kòng qiú。
The Spain is great at keeping possession.

长传球(cháng chuán qiú): Long-ball game (Noun)
It is when a team continues to kick long passes. A long-ball game is very boring to watch. This is a negative term.

谢菲尔德星期三队在踢他们习惯的长传球。
xiè fēi ěr dé xīng qī sān duì zài tī tā men xí guàn de cháng chuán qiú 。
Sheffield Wednesday is playing their usual long-ball game.

一脚传球(yī jiǎo chuán qiú): one-touch football

西班牙队像往常一样炫耀他们一脚传球的球技。
xī bān yá duì xiàng wǎng cháng yī yàng xuàn yào tā men yī jiǎo chuán qiú de qiú jì。
As usual the Spanish team are showing off their skills at one-touch football.

多产射手(duō chǎn shè shǒu): prolific goal scorer

罗纳尔多是一个多产射手,基本上他能在每一场比赛中进球。
luó nà ěr duō shì yī gè duō chǎn shè shǒu,jī běn shàng tā néng zài měi yī chǎng bǐ sài zhōng jìn qiú 。
Ronaldo is a prolific goal scorer and it’s almost guaranteed that he will score a goal in every match.

重播(chóng bō): replay

ràng wǒ men lái kàn yī xià kǎ kǎ nà kē jīng cǎi jìn qiú de chóng bō。
Let’s take a look at the replay of that fine goal scored by Kaka.

失败者(shī bài zhě): underdog (literally: ‘loser’. Chinese doesn’t have a word which means precisely ‘underdog’, so when referring to the team that often loses, you can simply say, the team that loses!)

每个人都很惊讶马德里竞技会战胜巴塞罗那,因为他们在西班牙联赛中总是失败者。
měi gè rén dōu hěn jīng yà mǎ dé lǐ jìng jì huì zhàn shèng bā sāi luó nà,yīn wéi tā men zài xī bān yá lián sài zhōng zǒng shì shī bài zhě。
Atletico Madrid surprised everyone with their win against Barcelona as they’ve always been the underdogs in the Spanish league.

Chinese Vocabulary for Casual Football / Soccer Talk

Learn how to chat casually with your friends about a game you’re watching or playing with these cool words and slang phrases.

全神贯注(quán shén guàn zhù): get stuck in

看那些踢球的队员们!他们真是全神贯注啊!
kàn nà xiē tī qiú de duì yuán men!tā men zhēn shì quán shén guàn zhù ā!
Look at those guys play! They’re really getting stuck in!

神速(shén sù): have a lot of pace (literally: god-like speed)

哇,她真是神速啊,真让我印象深刻!
wa,tā zhēn shì shén sù a,zhēn ràng wǒ yìn xiàng shēn kè!
Wow, she’s got a lot of pace, I’m impressed!

背后有人!(bèi hòu yǒu rén): man on!

当何塞看到马塞洛后面有一个对方球员时,他大喊“背后有人”。
dāng hé sāi kàn dào mǎ sài luó hòu miàn yǒu yī gè duì fāng qiú yuán shí,tā dà hǎn “bèi hòu yǒu rén”。
Jose screamed “man on” when he saw a player from the opposition behind Marcello.

世界级的扑救(shì jiè jí de pū jiù): pull off a great/amazing save

波特是最棒的守门员之一。他常常可以有世界级的扑救。
bō tè shì zuì bàng de shǒu mén yuán zhī yī。tā cháng cháng kě yǐ yǒu shì jiè jí de pū jiù。
Peter’s one of the best goalkeepers ever. He’s always able to pull of great saves.

黑哨(hēi shào): we were robbed! (literally: black or corrupt whistle)

裁判对我们完全有偏见,站到了对方那一边。我们本该赢的,但裁判是黑哨。
cái pàn duì wǒ men wán quán yǒu piān jiàn,zhàn dào le duì fāng nà yī biān。wǒ men běn gāi yíng de,dàn cái pàn shì hēi shào 。
The referee was totally biased and sided with the other team. We should have won, we were robbed!

伪球迷(wěi qiú mí): fair weather fans

你是真球迷还是伪球迷?
nǐ shì zhēn qiú mí hái shì wěi qiú mí?

Are you a real fan, or  fair weather fan?

Chinese Soccer / Football Vocabulary for the World Cup

Do you want to be able to discuss the Football World Cup in more detail with your friends? Check out some the more specific vocabulary related to the FIFA World Cup.

世界杯(shì jiè ): world-class goal

他在比赛中打进了一粒世界波。
tā zài bǐ sài zhōng dǎ jìn le yī lì shì jiè bō。

He scored a world-class goal during the match.

 

直播(zhí bō): broadcast

你看了巴西队和西班牙队之间比赛的直播吗?
nǐ kàn le bā xī duì hé xī bān yá duì zhī jiān bǐ sài de zhí bō ma?
Were you able to watch the live broadcast of the match between Brazil and Spain?

 

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 疯狂(fēng kuáng): fever pitch

当球队在比赛最后的几秒钟打进了扳平比分的进球时,皇家马德里队的球迷已经疯狂了。

dāng qiú duì zài bǐ sài zuì hòu de jǐ miǎo zhōng dǎ jìn le bān píng bǐ fèn de jìn qiú shí,huáng jiā mǎ dé lǐ duì de qiú mí yǐ jīng fēng kuáng le 。

The Real Madrid fans reached fever pitch as they scored the equalizing goal in the last few seconds of the match.

小组赛(xiǎo zǔ sài): group stage

克罗地亚、喀麦隆、巴西和墨西哥组成了2014年世界杯的A组,我预测巴西会成为小组赛的赢家。
kè luó dì yà、kā mài lóng、bā xī hé mò xī gē zǔ chéng le 2014 nián shì jiè bēi de A zǔ,wǒ yù cè bā xī huì chéng wéi xiǎo zǔ sài de yíng jiā。
Croatia, Cameroon, Brazil and Mexico make up group A of the FIFA world cup 2014. I predict Brazil will be the winner of the group stage.

主办国(zhǔ bàn guó): host country

俄罗斯是2018年世界杯的主办国。

é luó sī shì 2018 nián shì jiè bēi de zhǔ bàn guó。

The host country for the 2018 World Cup is Russia.

 

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国歌(guó gē): national anthem

在每一场国际比赛之前,所有的队员都要自豪地唱国歌。
zài měi yī chǎng guó jì bǐ sài zhī qián,suǒ yǒu de duì yuán dōu yào zì háo de chàng guó gē。
All players proudly sing their national anthem before playing an international match.

国家队(guó jiā duì): national team

西班牙队是世界上最强的国家队之一。
xī bān yá duì shì shì jiè shàng zuì qiáng de guó jiā duì zhī yī。
Spain has one of the strongest National teams in the world.

淘汰赛(táo tài sài): knockout stage

他们不能输掉淘汰赛里的比赛。每一场都很重要!
tā men bú néng shū diào táo tài sài lǐ de bǐ sài。měi yī chǎng dōu hěn zhòng yào!
They can’t lose a game in the knockout stage. This is too important!

资格(zī gé): qualify

阿尔巴尼亚没有参加2014年比赛的资格。
ā ěr bā ní yà méi yǒu cān jiā 2014 nián bǐ sài de zī gé。
This year Albania did not qualify to take part in the 2014 games.

四分之一决赛(sì fèn zhī yī jué sài): quarter-finals

今年的四分之一决赛里,有一些实力很强的队伍。
jīn nián de sì fèn zhī yī jué sài lǐ,yǒu yī xiē shí lì hěn qiáng de duì wǔ 。
There are some strong teams in this year’s quarter-final.

亚军(yà jūn): runners-up

马德里竞技队是2014年欧洲冠军联赛的亚军。
mǎ dé lǐ jìng jì duì shì 2014 nián ōu zhōu guàn jūn lián sài de yà jūn 。
Atletico Madrid were runners-up in the 2014 Champions League.

半决赛(bàn jué sài): semi-finals

参加半决赛的每一支队伍都会拼尽全力,因为能够参加决赛,将是莫大的荣耀。
cān jiā bàn jué sài de měi yī zhī duì wǔ dōu huì pīn jìn quán lì,yīn wéi néng gòu cān jiā jué sài,jiāng shì mò dà de róng yào。
Every team plays their hardest in the semi-finals because it’s a great honor to reach the finals.

 

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 赞助商(zàn zhù shāng): sponsor

可口可乐公司是2014年巴西世界杯的官方赞助商之一。
kě kǒu kě lè gōng sī shì 2014 nián bā xī shì jiè bēi de guān fāng zàn zhù shāng zhī yī。
One of the official sponsors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Coca-Cola.

决赛阶段(jué sài jiē duàn): the finals

在2014年欧洲冠军联赛的决赛阶段,来自西班牙和英格兰的球队占据了统治地位。
zài 2014 nián ōu zhōu guàn  jūn lián sài de jué sài jiē duàn,lái zì xī bān yá hé yīng gé lán de qiú duì zhàn jù le tǒng zhì dì wèi。
The finals of the 2014 Champions League were dominated by Spain and England.

决赛(jué sài): the final

皇家马德里队和马德里竞技队之间的冠军联赛决赛是一场很令人激动的比赛。
huáng jiā mǎ dé lǐ duì hé mǎ dé lǐ jìng jì duì zhī jiān de guàn jūn lián sài jué sài shì yī chǎng hěn lìng rén jī dòng de bǐ sài 。
The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid was a very exciting match.

 

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 奖杯(jiǎng bēi): trophy

队员们兴奋地举起奖杯,感谢球迷。
duì yuán men xìng fèn de jǔ qǐ le jiǎng bēi,gǎn xiè qiú mí。
The team held up the trophy excitedly to show appreciation to their fans.

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Enjoy the fever pitch of this year’s 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Have fun and may the best team win!

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