This article is a series of language learning posts by ParaSport News. The goal is to provide sport fans some very basic sport and Paralympic vocabulary so you can talk with the world about disability sport at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio.
Estonian is mostly spoken only in Estonia by about 1.2 million native speakers. Still, the country has 20 all time Paralympic medals and you might run across a few people who speak the language in Rio. If you do, the following list may help you communicate in Estonian.
General disability words:
- Pimesus – blindness
- Laste tserebraalparalüüs – Cerebral palsy
- Polüskleroos – Multiple sclerosis
- Füüsilise puude tõttu – Physical disability
- Nägemispuue – Visual impairment
- Ratastoolis inimesed – Wheelchair
Sport specific words:
- Paraolümpiamängudel – Paralympic Games
- Paraolümpiamängud – Paralympic Games
- Võistkonnas – Team
Country specific words:
- Austria – Austria
Triathlon specific words:
This sport makes its debut at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. With words from swimming, athletics and cycling, knowing a few terms here can take you a long way with other sports.
- Triatlon – Triathlon
- Jooks – Running
- Jalgrattasõit – Cycling
- Ujumine – Swimming
- Maraton – Marathon
- Poi – Buoy
- Ketsid – Athletic shoe