Japanese Vocab Lesson 10: Sports

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Japanese Vocab Lesson 10: Sports    (スポーツ) – Review Notes

Today we learned some Japanese vocabulary for different sports! In these notes we will review the vocabulary from today’s video and we will learn more Japanese sports vocabulary!

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Number 1:

 The Japanese word for sports is スポーツ (supōtsu).

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Number 2:

 The Japanese word for tennis is テニス (tenisu)!


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Number 3:

 The Japanese word for soccer is サッカー (sakkā).


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Number 4:

 The Japanese word for basketball is バスケットボール (basukettobōru).

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Number 5:

 野球 (yakyū) means baseball in Japanese!

 The word 野球 (yakyū) combines the characters for “field” (野) and “ball” (球)

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Number 6:

 空手 (Karate) is a Japanese martial art!

 The kanji for karate is a combination of the character for “empty”(空) and the character forhand” (手) because they are fighting with empty hands!


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Number 7:

 剣道 (kendō) is a Japanese martial art.

 Kendō means “way of the sword” in Japanese! The character means “sword”, and means “the way.”

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Additional sports vocabulary:

フットボール     futtobōru    football

ゴルフ        gorufu       golf

バレーボール     barēbōru    volleyball

ボクシング      bokushingu   boxing

スキー        sukī        skiing

スノーボード     sunōbōdo     snowboarding

サーフィン      sāfin         surfing

ホッケー       hokkē         hockey

ジョギング      jogingu      jogging

卓球 (たっきゅう)  takkyū       ping pong

水泳 (すいえい)   suiei        swimming

柔道 (じゅうどう)  jūdō         judo

弓道 (きゅうどう)  kyūdō      kyudo (archery)

合気道 (あいきどう) aikidō      aikido

相撲 (すもう)    sumō        sumo wrestling

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of new Japanese words today! What kind of スポーツ do you like to play? Tell us in the comments below! If there is a sport we haven’t mentioned that you want to know in Japanese, let us know and we would be happy to add it! (◕ω◕)

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7 comments

  1. 私 は スノーボード が すき です. I like snowboarding, is what I hope I said…

    Comment by ARS on 10/18/2012 at 2:57 am
  2. That is correct! \(◕ω◕)/♥ Just so you know, Japanese doesn’t normally use spaces between words. But it’s ok! I know it must be easier to read this way!

    Comment by PuniPuni on 10/18/2012 at 7:36 am
  3. 野球がすきです。

    Comment by ジャシュア on 10/19/2012 at 3:32 am
  4. Can テニス also be written as てーきゅう?

    Comment by Cookie on 01/04/2013 at 4:49 pm
  5. There is an anime named てーきゅう but it is normally written as 庭球 (ていきゅう teikyū), which is the same as テニス (◕ω◕)♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 01/04/2013 at 7:20 pm
  6. Konichiwa Puni Puni! I wish to hear the word for Table tennis in japanese, arigato gozaimasu! Plus i have a question more, what does Puni Puni mean? Does it have a meaning in japanese? Have a great day you guys!

    Comment by Anne on 07/06/2014 at 1:52 pm
  7. Table Tennis in Japanese is 卓球(たっきゅう – takkyū). Puni Puni means “squishy” (◕ω<)♪

    Comment by PuniPuni on 07/13/2014 at 9:27 am

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