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Chinese Sports Verbs Explained


In Chinese, we don't say to "play" football, basketball or guitar. There are specific actions verbs used for different sports, depending on the action you do while playing that sport. For example, "to play basketball" in Chinese is 打篮球 (Dǎ lánqiú), which literally translate to "to hit basketball". Watch the video to figure out which action verbs belong to which sport!
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