Are you into sports? Do you make it a point to check sports news and read updates on sports blogs every day?
If you’ve been following Talk in French for a while now, you probably know that I absolutely want people to have fun while learning French. It makes learning a new language so much more bearable and painless.
So if you are a French learner who love sports, why don’t you try to read or listen to sports news in French? Not only will it improve your reading or listening skills in French, it will also be a great way for you to insert learning French into your everyday routine (for more tips on how to do that, go here: 20 FUN WAYS TO INSERT LEARNING FRENCH INTO YOUR DAY).
For starters, you can check out this list of French words commonly used in sports. These include words for different sports, athletes, and other people and terms involved in sports. For a more thorough list of vocabulary about Football, you can also check out the 2nd part of this Sports Vocabulary series.
Now for the list. Don’t have time to read the list now? You can also download this in a PDF format.
|le basketball / le basket||basketball|
|le foot(ball)||football, soccer|
|le football américain||American football|
|le hockey (le hockey sur glace)||hockey (ice hockey)|
|le hockey sur gazon||field hockey|
|le rugby à treize||Rugby League|
|le rugby à quinze||Rugby Union|
|l’athlétisme||track and field|
|le patinage artistique||figure skating|
|le patin à roulettes, le skating||rollerskating|
|le tennis de table||table tennis|
|le tir à l'arc||archery|
|les arts martiaux||martial arts|
|les sports de combat||combat sports|
|le ski de randonnée/fond||cross-country skiing|
|le ski de descente/piste||downhill skiing|
|le ski nautique||water skiing|
|un joueur||a player (m)|
|une joueuse||a player (f)|
|un basketteur||a basketball player (m)|
|une basketteuse||a basketball player (f)|
|un footballeur||a football player, soccer player (m)|
|une footballeuse||a football player, soccer player (f)|
|un golfeur||a golfer (m)|
|une golfeuse||a golfer (f)|
|un hockeyeur||a hockey player (m)|
|une hockeyeuse||a hockey player (f)|
|un joueur de tennis||a tennis player (m)|
|une joueuse de tennis||a tennis player (f)|
|un volleyeur||a volleyball player (m)|
|une volleyeuse||a volleyball player (f)|
|le coach||the coach|
|un coéquipier||a teammate (m)|
|une coéquipière||a teammate (f)|
|le public / les spectateurs||the spectators, the crowd|
|un sponsor||a sponsor|
|un supporte(u)r||a supporter, fan (m)|
|une supportrice||a supporter, fan (f)|
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