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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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