German Sports VocabularyWords around Football, Tennis & more
Germany has a rich history of sports and is home to many popular sports teams and athletes.
Some common sports in Germany include soccer (Fußball), basketball (Basketball), handball (Handball), and tennis (Tennis).
This is why in this post, we're going to have a look at German sports vocabulary and German words & expressions
that are related to sport & physical activity.
German Sports Vocabulary
Let's start with some very general German sports vocabulary.
How would you express, that you simply love doing sports or that you are quite a sporty person?
to do sports
ein Spiel spielen
to play a game
to be sporty
Names for Sports in German
Learning the vocabulary for the names for sports in German can be
very helpful for sports fans who don't want to give up on their favourite sport
after having moved to Germany.
Here is a vocabulary list of several types of sports:
In German, there are many verbs that are related to sports and physical activity.
Some common sports verbs include spielen (to play), laufen (to run), springen (to jump),
schwimmen (to swim), and fahren (to drive or ride).
There are also many German verbs that are related to specific sports, such as boxen (to box), schiessen (to shoot [in basketball or soccer]), and werfen (to throw [in handball or baseball]).
ein Eigentor machen
to score an own goal
ein Tor schießen
to score a goal
to make an effort
to substitute s.o. (a player)
Sports Competition Vocabulary
Lastly, here is some vocabulary that might be useful for any kind of sports competition.
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