2022 World Cup: Chinese Vocabulary

2022 World Cup: Chinese Vocabulary

As the World Cup is kicking off in just a few days, let’s get ready for it — by looking at the most common football-related Chinese vocabulary!

World Cup Chinese Vocabulary | That's Mandarin
世界杯
Shìjièbēi
FIFA World Cup

World Cup Facts

01. When is the FIFA World Cup 2022?
World Cup Date | That's Mandarin
2022年世界杯11月20日开始,12月18日结束。
Èr-líng-èr-èr nián Shìjièbēi shíyī yuè èrshí rì kāishǐ, shí’èr yuè shíbā rì jiéshù.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin on November 20 and end on December 18.
02. Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 hosted?
World Cup Location | That's Mandarin
2022年世界杯是在卡塔尔举办的。
Èr-líng-èr-èr nián Shìjièbēi shì zài Kǎtǎ’ěr jǔbàn de.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be hosted in Qatar.
卡塔尔 (Kǎtǎ’ěr)・Qatar
东道主 (dōngdàozhǔ)・official host (e.g. venue for games)

World Cup Chinese Vocabulary

Now, let’s look at the keywords you can use to discuss the upcoming games with your Chinese friends, family, and colleagues.

01. General

World Cup Chinese Vocabulary | That's Mandarin
球员
qiúyuán
football/soccer player

球队
qiúduì
football/soccer team
Examples: 法国队 (Fǎguóduì, France national football team), 阿根廷队 (Āgēntíngduì, Argentina national football team)

比赛
bǐsài
match


chǎng
measure word for matches
Example: 第一场比赛 (díyī chǎng bǐsài, the first match)

02. Discuss new games

World Cup Chinese Vocabulary | That's Mandarin

进球
jìn qiú
to score a goal

二比一
èr bǐ yī
2:1 (of game scores)

A对B
A duì B
country A vs. country B
Example: 卡塔尔对阵厄瓜多尔 (Kǎtǎ’ěr duì Èguāduō’ěr, Qatar vs. Ecuador)

03. Win, Lose, Draw

World Cup Chinese Vocabulary | That's Mandarin


yíng
to win


shū
to lose


píng
to finish in a draw

冠军
guànjūn
champion

Quiz Time

World Cup Chinese Vocabulary | That's Mandarin
Ready for the World Cup?
Test your knowledge by filling in the gaps below:

01.

2022年世界杯是11月21日正式开始第一__比赛。
2022 nián Shìjièbēi shì 11 yuè 21 rì zhèngshì kāishǐ dì yī __ bǐsài.
The first match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup starts on November 21.

02.

2018年世界杯的冠军是法国__。
2018 nián Shìjièbēi de guànjūn shì Fǎguó __ .
France national team won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

03.

2018年世界杯法国__了克罗地亚,4__2。
2018 nián Shìjièbēi Fǎguó __ le Kèluódìyà, 4 __ 2.
France won (defeated) Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, 4:2.

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