Off topic: World Cup Vocabulary
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

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Portuguese to English
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Jun 1, 2010

As the World Cup (or Copa do Mundo, or Coupe du Monde or whatever you call it) draws near, I have had the idea of collecting sites with football (or soccer, as they call it the other side of the Pond) and World Cup vocabulary in different languages.

I'll start off with English - Portuguese:

I have built a short glossary of football terms (EN/PT-BR) on my blog which is: For a more comprehensive list, check out the blog of Mariza Gottdank at There is also the Transparent site at

For English only, try the BBC site which is:


Cynthia Pecking
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French to English
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French to English World Cup Glossary Jun 2, 2010

Coupe du Monde - World Cup
Sifflet final - final whistle blow
Ligue des Champions - Champions League
Le poteau - goal post
arrière gauche - left back
latéral gauche - left wingback
dribbles - dribbles
ballon - football


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