8 phrases to teach your child during the World Cup

One of the best ways to help your child learn Chinese is to use it in everyday life. While watching the World Cup, have you wondered how to say phrases like “dive” in Chinese? Or how to describe Brazil’s 1-7 defeat to Germany? Read on to learn 8 Chinese phrases to teach your child during the World Cup finals!

假摔 (jiǎ shuāi) – to dive in football

dive

踢足球 (tī zú qiú) – to play football

SoccerPanda

咬 (yǎo) – to bite (pro tip: don’t bite other people)

bite

冠军 (guàn jūn) – champion

champions

世界杯 (shì jiè bēi) – the World Cup

world-cup_e

一败涂地 (yí bài tú dì) – a disastrous defeat (*cough cough 7-1*)

defeat

比赛 (bǐ sài) – competition

world-cup

天才 (tiān cái) – genius (also known as Messi!)

genius

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