Lesson 22 – dutch football vocabulary

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Dutch Football Vocabulary

Lesson 22 deals with football vocabulary. Perhaps not that interesting for the female part of the population, but for Dutch men football terminology is certainly belonging to the 1000 most common words. Football (soccer) is very popular in the Netherlands and the Dutch team is usually performing well in the international championships. Highlights are the world cup finals in ’74, ’78 and 2010 (unfortunately lost) and the won European cup in 1988. Most famous Dutch teams are Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV.

Vocabulary list

Nederlands English
de voetbal the football
het voetbal football (soccer)
het doel the goal
het doelpunt the goal
het elftal the football team
oranje orange
oranje the dutch football team
de spits the striker
de middenvelder the midfielder
de verdediger the defender
de keeper the goalkeeper
de doelverdediger the goalkeeper
de scheidsrechter the referee
de supporter the fan
de twaalfde man the fans
de eerste helft the first half
de rust half time
de tweede helft the second half
schoppen to kick
het schot the shot
de redding the save
redden to save
de voorzet the assist
de gele kaart the yellow card
de rode kaart the red card
de vrije trap the free kick
de strafschop the penalty
de hoekschop the corner kick
buitenspel offside
de kampioen the champion
het ek the european championship
het europees kampioenschap the european championship
het wk the world cup
het wereldkampioenschap the world cup

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