- Say the words about sports in Mandarin
- Ask and answer questions about sports
Learning the sports in Mandarin is not too difficult. As you may have found, all the ball games have the root word 球qiú which means “ball”. In details, the words of sports are:
运动 yùn dòng (sports)
跑步 pǎo bù (running)
游泳 yóu yǒng (swimming)
骑车 qí chē (cycling)
打篮球 dǎ lán qiú (play basketball)
打网球 dǎ wǎng qiú (play tennis)
打乒乓球 dǎ pīng pāng qiú (play table tennis)
踢足球 tī zú qiú (play soccer)
打棒球 dǎ bàng qiú (play baseball)
体操 tǐ cāo (gymnastics)
打羽毛球 dǎ yǔ máo qiú (play badminton)
你喜欢什么运动？ Nǐ xǐ huan shén me yùndòng? (What sports do you like?)
我喜欢游泳。 Wǒ xǐ huan yóu yǒng. (I like swimming.)
I have made a set of cards on Quizlet (quizlet.com or download the app for phone or ipad) to help your child practice learning this topic.
Search for laoshilinda (all one word lower case) and then choose sports.
The video here explains how to use Quizlet https://vimeo.com/113241642
You do not need to know any Mandarin yourself to use any of these resources.
Please let me know if you have any questions.