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"Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:09 am

So I just thought it would be interesting to know what you call football in your respective countries. I have a feeling many will be similar, but it would be fun to know anyway!

In Swedish: Fotboll

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:11 am

In Danish: Fodbold

In German: Fußball

[Edited 2006-06-18 23:12:18]
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:11 am

Soccer here in America. Works for me, I call it soccer, but I can definitely respect (and actually like the name better) that most other countries call it football.
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:15 am

English = Football = Football

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:18 am

The literary translation in arabic is:
"koorat al kadam"
But everybody just say "football" instead.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:18 am

Voetbal


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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:54 am

Spanish: Fútbol
German: Fußball
Italian: Calcio
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:59 am

NFL football: Football

UEFA/World Cup Football: Soccer

More a matter of convenience than anything else.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:00 am

North America: soccer
The rest of the world except Italy: football
Italy: chalk  biggrin 
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:05 am

Arabic = kurat al qadam
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:17 am

English- football=soccer
I prefer the term soccer
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:25 am

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 7):
NFL football: Football

UEFA/World Cup Football: Soccer

More a matter of convenience than anything else.

Correction:

NFL: American Football
The Real Thing: Football

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:32 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
Correction:

NFL: American Football
The Real Thing: Football

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Was möchtest Du trinken?  Wink

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:16 am

American Football in Dutch - Amerikaanse Voetbal.

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:36 am

Australia = Soccer.

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:40 am

Norway:

Football (round ball): fotball
American football (oval ball): amerikansk fotball
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:06 am

I'm from New York City.......we call football either
New York Jets or New York Giants.
Down here in Florida its Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Bucs
or Jax Jaguars.



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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:07 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 12):
Was möchtest Du trinken?

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:42 am

Football is Rugby Union, Rugby Leauge or AFL.
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:18 pm

As mentioned before; Norwegian = Football.

Example: Hi, wanna play football?

* (Sober Norwegian) "Hei, skal vi sparke fotball?"

* (Not so sober norwegian) "Eyh, jeg vil schparke ball, vi prøever hain der borte, du holder'n ohg jeg schparker..."

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:26 pm

In Turkish:

Football = Futbol
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:31 pm

In American:

Ballerina Ball

Whoever cites the source of that gets on my RU list.

And just for the record, I think football is pretty great.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:09 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
Correction:

NFL: American Football
The Real Thing: Football

Correction: NFL - American Handegg... come on, they barely use their feet, and there's no ball(s) involved.  Wink
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:22 pm

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 22):
come on, they barely use their feet, and there's no ball(s) involved.

Hence the reason that football fans in the UK call rugby players "egg chasers".  duck 
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:28 pm

Just like TheSonntag said: "Fodbold" in Danish  Smile
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:31 pm

Football = soccer
Like Bill has pointed out football is completely different story in Australia
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:33 pm

Jalgpall in Estonian.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:38 pm

Pothosfero in Greek ('th' sounds as in the word 'the')
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:39 pm

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 22):
and there's no ball(s) involved.

Ain't that the truth!  duck 

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 5):
Voetbal

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In Polish: pilka nozna, but people also say: futbol.

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:43 pm

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:48 pm

Jalkapallo in Finnish  Smile

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:01 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 21):
Whoever cites the source of that gets on my RU list.

KROC?

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 22):
Correction: NFL - American Handegg... come on, they barely use their feet, and there's no ball(s) involved.

I dare say that it takes some balls to stand there when you have a 350lb man charging full steam ahead at you  Wink
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:24 am

Up here its cried "Fitba'"

Imagine blood and snotters in the mud and rain in freezing cold January weather - none of your poncy World Cup, manicured pitches, short sleeved supporters and blazing sunshine for us ,oh no..

Snowstorms and blizzards at a third round cup tie, soggy pies and streaming noses. That's fitba'
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:41 am

"Schutte" in Baseldytsch  Wink

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting David L (Reply 8):
North America: soccer
The rest of the world except Italy: football
Italy: chalk biggrin

...in Italia "calcio" doesnt't mean "chalk".

"calcio" is "kick"
"gesso" is "chalk"
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 35):
"Schutte" in Baseldytsch

Does that equate to a Hochdeutsch word?
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:55 am

Futebol in Portuguese, the same for our brazilian brothers and the rest of the portuguese-speaking countries.  Smile

Querem jogar uma partida de futebol? as in
Want to play a game of football?
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 21):
Whoever cites the source of that gets on my RU list.

Hank Hill (King of the Hill?)
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:02 am

Quoting F.pier (Reply 36):
...in Italia "calcio" doesnt't mean "chalk".

Whoops! But an Italian told me it got its name from an ancient game where a lump of chalk was used. Sorry about that!

I'm so gullible.

[Edited 2006-06-20 19:08:58]
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:20 am

ah here it comes in "swissish" :p : Fuässball! (note the: ä)
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:28 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 21):
In American:

Ballerina Ball

Whoever cites the source of that gets on my RU list.

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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:11 am

Quoting VHOJC (Reply 33):
I dare say that it takes some balls to stand there when you have a 350lb man charging full steam ahead at you Wink

Too much padding involved in American Handegg. Now, if we're talking rugby, that's a different story.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:15 am

Quoting LO231 (Reply 32):
KROC?

Not a bad guess!

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 39):

Hank Hill (King of the Hill?)

Close. It was actually Coach Sours.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 21):
In American:

Ballerina Ball

Whoever cites the source of that gets on my RU list.

I see you enjoy a good "King of the Hill" episode...
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:20 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 44):
Close. It was actually Coach Sours.

D*** too late...  Wink

But it's Coach Sauers, not Sours.

/end nitpicking.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 45):
I see you enjoy a good "King of the Hill" episode...

Yeah, I'm a big fan. That particular episode is one of my favorites. The social commentary on American attitudes towards football (and football) and soccer mom culture couldn't be better.

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 46):
D*** too late... Wink

But it's Coach Sauers, not Sours.

Very impressive. Welcome to the almighty list.
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:25 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 47):

Very impressive. Welcome to the almighty list.

What about me... I was close enough!
 
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RE: "Football" In Your Language?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:56 pm

Quoting Continental (Reply 2):
but I can definitely respect

Wow, seems that you are very liberal. lol
So let's say: in English it's football, and the Americans and Australians call it Soccer.
So why should i use the American or Australian word?
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