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.
Vietnamese is spoken in Vietnam and parts of China by around 75 million people. It is also a recognized minority language in the Czech Republic. It uses the is a Latin alphabet and is one of the most widely spoken members of the Austroasiatic language family. With Vietnamese as the official language of Vietnam, the country of Vietnam sent an 11 athlete strong delegation to London where they competed in athletics, swimming and powerlifting. They did not win any medals.
General disability words:
- Khiếm thị – blindness
- Bại não – Cerebral palsy
- Vá mắt – Eyepatch
Sport specific words:
- Đại hội Thể thao Người khuyết tật châu Á – Asian Para Games
- Thế vận hội dành cho người khuyết tật – Paralympic Games
Sport related adjectives:
- Đỏ – red
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.
- Ba môn phối hợp – Triathlon
- Đạp xe – Cycling
- Bơi – Swimming
- Marathon – Marathon
- Giày thể thao – Athletic shoe