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Chinese World Cup Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 3, 2018

Chinese World Cup Vocabulary

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you know that the biggest event in world sports is going on right now – the World Cup (世界杯 – shì jiè bēi). The 2018 edition is being held in Russia (俄罗斯 – È luó sī) for the first time ever. Although the Chinese team did not…

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Importing the World Cup Posted by on Jun 14, 2010

While there is no doubt that basketball is the most popular sport in China, football/soccer 足球, zú qiú (literally foot + ball) is a distant second, especially among younger audiences. While played less frequently than basketball among amateurs, football is a massive spectator sport in China. Like basketball, football is a basic sport requiring only…

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