Olympic Sports in Chinese and English

The following two videos will give you a glimpse of how China has trained Children for Olympic Sports. If we can have some of their grits, we may all be able to acquire the skills we set our mind to do.

Quizlet: OLYMPICS: Vocabulary Words in Mandarin Chinese – Simplified with PinYin & English

A More Comprehensive Vocabulary List of Olympic Sports

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 奥林匹克  奧林匹克 Ào lín   Olympic
2 奥林匹克运动会  奧林匹克運動會 Ào lín   yùndòng huì Olympic Games; the Olympics
3 奥运会  奧運會 Ào yùn huì abbr. for 奥林匹克运动会 ; Olympic Games; the Olympics
4 冬季  dōng  winter
5 奥运会  奧運會 Ào yùn huì abbr. for 奥林匹克运动会 ; Olympic Games; the Olympics
6 夏季  xià  summer
7 奥运会  奧運會 Ào yùn huì abbr. for 奥林匹克运动会 ; Olympic Games; the Olympics
8 足球   qiú soccer ball; a football; Classifiers:  ; soccer; football
9 网球  網球 wǎng qiú tennis; tennis ball; Classifiers: 
10 橄榄球  橄欖球 gǎn lǎn qiú football played with oval-shaped ball (rugby, American football, Australian rules etc)
11 高尔夫  高爾夫 gāo ěr  golf (loanword)
12 曲棍球   gùn qiú field hockey
13 羽毛球   máo qiú badminton; Classifiers: 
14 手球  shǒu qiú team handball
15 排球  pái qiú volleyball; Classifiers: 
16 乒乓球  pīng pāng qiú table tennis; ping-pong; table tennis ball; Classifiers: 
17 篮球  籃球 lán qiú basketball; Classifiers: 
18 游泳  yóu yǒng swimming; to swim
19 花样游泳  花樣游泳 huā yàng yóuyǒng synchronized swimming
20 跳水  tiào shuǐ to dive (into water); (sports) diving; to commit suicide by jumping into water; (fig.) (of stock prices etc) to fall dramatically
21 水球  shuǐ qiú water polo
22 田径  田徑 tián jìng track and field (athletics)
23 自行车  自行車  xíng chē bicycle; bike; Classifiers: 
24 体操  體操  cāo gymnastic; gymnastics
25 马术  馬術  shù equestrianism; horsemanship
26 射箭  shè jiàn archery; to shoot an arrow
27 射击  射擊 shè  Shooting;to shoot; to fire (a gun)
28 击剑  擊劍  jiàn fencing (sport)
29 举重  舉重  zhòng to lift weights; weight-lifting (sports)
30 拳击  拳擊 quán  boxing
31 柔道  róu dào judo
32 摔跤  shuāi jiāo to trip and fall; to wrestle; wrestling (sports)
33 跆拳道  tái quán dào Taekwando (Korean martial art); Tae Kwon Do
34 皮划艇  皮劃艇  huá tǐng canoe; kayak
35 赛艇  賽艇 sài tǐng boat race; racing ship or boat; rowing (sport)
36 帆船  fān chuán sailboat
37 现代五项  現代五項 xiàn dài xiàng modern pentathlon
38 铁人三项  鐵人三項 tiě rén sānxiàng triathlon
40 奖牌  獎牌 jiǎng pái medal (awarded as a prize)
41 金牌  jīn pái gold medal; Classifiers: 
42 银牌  銀牌 yín pái silver medal; Classifiers: 
43 铜牌  銅牌 tóng pái bronze medal;  Classifiers: 
44 高山  gāo shān high mountain; alpine
45 滑雪  huá xuě to ski; skiing
46 冬季两项  冬季兩項 dōng  liǎngxiàng
47 雪车  雪車 xuě chē
48 越野  yuè  cross country
49 滑雪  huá xuě to ski; skiing
50 冰壶  冰壺 bīng  jade pot for cold water; curling (sport); curling puck
51 花样滑冰  花樣滑冰 huā yàng huábīng figure skating
52 自由式   yóu shì freestyle (in sports)
53 滑雪  huá xuě to ski; skiing
54 冰球  bīng qiú ice hockey; puck
55 雪橇  xuě qiāo sled; sledge; sleigh; bobsled
56 北欧  北歐 běi Ōu north Europe; Scandinavia
57   liǎng two
58   xiàng item; thing
59 短道  duǎn dào  short track
60 速滑   huá  speed skating
61 冰橇  bīng qiāo sled; sledge; sleigh
62 跳台滑雪  跳臺滑雪 tiào tái huá xuě ski jumping
63 雪板  xuě bǎn snowboard; to snowboard
64 速度    speed; rate; velocity; (music) tempo; Classifiers: 
65 滑冰  huá bīng to skate; skating

Here are the sports that China traditionally champions at the Olympic Games.

  • Table Tennis 乒乓 (pīng pāng) 

  • Badminton  羽毛球 (yǔ máo qiú) 

  • Gymnastics  体操 (tǐ cāo) 

  • Diving  跳水 (tiào shuǐ)

  • Weightlifting 举重 (jǔ zhòng) 

  • Shooting  射击 (shè jī) 

  • Swimming  游泳 (yóu yǒng) 

  • Fencing  击剑 (jí jiàn)

Downloadable Worksheets:

Download Winter Olympics  Printable set Traditional Chinese version made by Miss Panda Chinese

Download Winter Olympics Printable set Simplified Chinese version made by Miss Panda Chinese

 

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