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足球 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Soccer / Football / Futbol

China zú qiú
Soccer / Football / Futbol

This the word for football or soccer in Chinese. As with most of the world, football is very popular in China. During the World Cup, the whole country seems to shut down to watch (regardless of whether Team China is playing or not).

Soccer is probably the 3rd most popular participation sport in China (after ping pong and badminton).

As you might expect, the first character means "foot" and the second character means "ball."


FYI: This game would never be confused with American Football in Chinese. As with the rest of the world, there is a vague awareness of what American Football is (often described as "that game kind of like rugby").

For those familiar with American Football, there is some disgust regarding the fact that winners of the Superbowl call themselves "world champions" of a game that is only played in the USA. This is one of the reasons that jokes abound about how Americans are unaware that there is a world outside of their borders.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

足球

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Mandarin zú qiú / zu2 qiu2
Taiwan tsu ch`iu / tsu chiu
Soccer / Football / Futbol
Chinese soccer ball; a football; CL:個|个[ge4]; soccer; football

超足球

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Mandarin chāo zú qiú / chao1 zu2 qiu2
Taiwan ch`ao tsu ch`iu / chao tsu chiu
Chinese premier soccer league; superleague

足球場

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Mandarin zú qiú chǎng / zu2 qiu2 chang3
Taiwan tsu ch`iu ch`ang / tsu chiu chang
Chinese football field; soccer field

足球賽

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Mandarin zú qiú sài / zu2 qiu2 sai4
Taiwan tsu ch`iu sai / tsu chiu sai
Chinese soccer match; soccer competition

足球迷

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Mandarin zú qiú mí / zu2 qiu2 mi2
Taiwan tsu ch`iu mi / tsu chiu mi
Chinese football fan

足球隊

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Mandarin zú qiú duì / zu2 qiu2 dui4
Taiwan tsu ch`iu tui / tsu chiu tui
Chinese soccer team

美式足球

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Mandarin měi shì zú qiú / mei3 shi4 zu2 qiu2
Taiwan mei shih tsu ch`iu / mei shih tsu chiu
Chinese American football

足球協會

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Mandarin zú qiú xié huì / zu2 qiu2 xie2 hui4
Taiwan tsu ch`iu hsieh hui / tsu chiu hsieh hui
Chinese soccer league

香港足球總會

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Mandarin xiāng gǎng zú qiú zǒng huì / xiang1 gang3 zu2 qiu2 zong3 hui4
Taiwan hsiang kang tsu ch`iu tsung hui / hsiang kang tsu chiu tsung hui
Chinese Hong Kong Football Association

亞洲足球聯合會


亚洲足球联合会

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Mandarin yà zhōu zú qiú lián hé huì / ya4 zhou1 zu2 qiu2 lian2 he2 hui4
Taiwan ya chou tsu ch`iu lien ho hui / ya chou tsu chiu lien ho hui
Chinese Asian Football Confederation

國際足球聯合會


国际足球联合会

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Mandarin guó jì zú qiú lián hé huì / guo2 ji4 zu2 qiu2 lian2 he2 hui4
Taiwan kuo chi tsu ch`iu lien ho hui / kuo chi tsu chiu lien ho hui
Chinese FIFA; International Federation of Association Football

國際米蘭足球俱樂部


国际米兰足球俱乐部

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Mandarin guó jì mǐ lán zú qiú jù lè bù / guo2 ji4 mi3 lan2 zu2 qiu2 ju4 le4 bu4
Taiwan kuo chi mi lan tsu ch`iu chü le pu / kuo chi mi lan tsu chiu chü le pu
Chinese FC Internazionale Milano (football club)

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Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Soccer
Football
Futbol
足球zú qiú / zu2 qiu2 / zu qiu / zuqiutsu ch`iu / tsuchiu / tsu chiu



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