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Talking the lingo in Rio: Chatting with your new Javanese speaking friends about badminton

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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.

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Javanese is spoken by about 82 million people, mostly in Indonesia.  While you may not see a lot of Indonesians in Rio, Indonesians are very active in the Asian region so if you travel to compete, you may run across them and improve your chances of using Javanese.

 

Sport specific words:

  • FESPIC Games – FESPIC Games

Sport related adjectives:

  • Pesagi dawa – rectangle

 

Badminton specific words:

Like Taekwondo, this sport is not on the 2016 Paralympic program but is scheduled to make its debut at the 2020 Games.  It is never too early to get the low down on this upcoming sport.

  • Badminton – Badminton
  • Kok – Shuttlecock
  • Federasi Bulu Tangkis Dunia – Badminton World Federation
  • Rakèt – Racket
  • tradhisional rakèt – traditional racket
  • dobel – doubles
  • Singel – singles
  • Alumunium – Alumunium
  • lapangan badminton – badminton court
  • Kajuaraan Badminton Pan Am – PanAm Badminton Federation
  • Kajuaraan Badminton Oseania – Oceania Badminton Federation

 

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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