Who doesn’t like sports? Whether playing or just watching, sporting activities give pleasure and enjoyment to millions. Let your friends know which sport you like—and be sure to ask them which ones they enjoy!
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) All about various sporting activities in China
(2) About the different verb usages for different sports
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
踢球：play soccer (causal way)
Grammar note: in Chinese, there are many types of verbs to use to match different types of sports: For sports that use hands, we use the verb “打”.
Eg. 打羽毛球：play badminton
For sports that use feet to play, we use the verb “踢”
Eg. 踢足球：play soccer
Cultural note: in China, the most popular sports are table tennis and badminton. People enjoy watching them as well as playing regularly. Also, Chinese teams excel at these two sports and often win championships in different tournaments and matches such as at the Olympics, Asian Games etc.