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Basketball terms in Chinese

篮球专门词汇表

As you listen to a game broadcast in Chinese, can you pick out these terms?

To cheer for your team, yell 加油! ("jiā yóu!" (pronounced "jyah-yoh") or "GO!", literally- "add fuel")

Try listening for these words in an audio clip of the first few minutes of the Chinese commentary on the November 28, 2006 Kansas Jayhawks Men's basketball game vs. Dartmouth.

KU v. Dartmouth Chinese audio

Jiéyīng jiā yóu!

GO JAYHAWKS!

PINYIN CHINESE ENGLISH
bànchǎng      半场     half court
biānxiàn  边线   side line
chuánqiú   传球   pass
dàiqiú zhuàngrén  带球撞人  charging
dàiqiúzŏu (zŏubù) 带球走(走步)  traveling (walking)
dǎngchāi (cèyǎnhù)  挡拆(侧掩护) pick ‘n roll
défēn  得分   to score, make a goal
dīngrén (réndīngrén)  盯人(人盯人) man-to-man
dǐxiàn 底线 end line, baseline
fǎngshŏu fànguī   防守犯规 defensive foul
fànguī  犯规   foul
fáqiúxiàn    罚球线  free throw line
gàimào (fēnggài)  盖帽(封盖) to block a shot (block)
hòuwèi 后卫  guard
huànrén  换人 substitute
jìngōng fànguī  进攻犯规  offensive foul
kòulán  扣篮   to dunk, jam
kuàigōng  快攻  fast break
lánbǎn 篮板(篮板球) backboard, rebound
lánquān 篮圈  rim
lāshŏu  拉手  holding
liánfǎng 联防  zone defense
liǎngcìyùnqiú  两次运球  double dribble
ná lánbǎn 拿篮板  to get a rebound
qiánfēng 前锋  forward
qiǎngduàn 抢断   steal
qiú chū jiè 球出界   out of bounds
quánchǎng 全场  full court
sānbù shànglán 三步上篮  lay up
sānmiǎowéilì  三秒违例  three second violation
sānmiǎoqū 三秒区  three second lane
tiàoqiú (zhēngqiú)  跳球(争球) jump ball
tóulán 投篮  to shoot
tuīrén 推人  pushing
wéilì    违例 violation
yùnqiú  运球  dribble
zàntíng 暂停  time out
zhōngfēng 中锋 center
zhōngquān  中圈  center circle
zǔdǎng 阻挡 blocking

 

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