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.
Serbo-Croatian has several names including Serbo-Croat, Serbo-Croat-Bosnian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian and Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian. The language is spoke by around 19 million people in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic and the Republic of Macedonia. The language is native to Serbia. The country of Serbia won 5 medals at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, including 2 golds and 3 silvers. The medals came in athletics and table tennis. The country also had competitors in cycling and shooting.
General disability words:
- Ataksija – Ataxia
- Sljepilo – Blindness
- Multipla skleroza – Multiple sclerosis
Sport specific words:
- Paraolimpijske igre – Paralympic Games
- Troglavi nadlaktični mišić – Triceps brachii muscle
Table tennis specific words:
- Lopta – ball
- Reket – Racket
- Stolni tenis – Table tennis