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.
Norwegian is a language from the North Germanic language tree, and has 5 million native speakers. Most of them are found in Norway. Learning a few words can help you community with Danish, Faroese and Icelandic speakers as there are a number of mutually intelligible words. Norway ranks third all time in Winter Paralympics medals, so knowing a few words can give you some insights into how the best winter sport Paralympians do their thing.
General disability words:
- Blindhet – blindness
- Cerebral parese – Cerebral palsy
- Øyelapp – Eyepatch
- Synstap – Visual impairment
Sport specific words:
- Idrett for funksjonshemmede – Disability sport
- Paralympiske leker – Paralympic Games
Country specific words:
- Tyskland – Germany
- Norge – Norway
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
- Badmintonracketer – Badminton racket
- Mynt og kron – Coin toss
- Racket – Racket
- Fjærball – Shuttlecock