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Sports is the fifty-fourth skill in the Dutch language tree. The five lessons of this skill teach the learner of Dutch about sports and recreational activities[1].

Cultural NotesEdit

343px-Fierljeppen de natsprong

A natsprong (a jump in fierljeppen where the person will accidentally fall into the water).[2]

Fierljeppen is the official sport of Friesland and has been considered similar to pole vaulting. [3] Outside of the Netherlands, this sport is rare.

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • de bal = ball
  • het spel = game
  • de wandeling = walk
  • de sport = sport
  • de ploeg = team
  • de speler = player
  • gooien = to throw

Lesson 2Edit

  • het doel = goal
  • het punt = point
  • scoren = to score
  • het voetbal = soccer
  • het basketbal = basketball
  • tennis = tennis
  • de korfbal = korfball

Lesson 3Edit

  • het racket = racquet
  • het volleybal = volleyball
  • schoppen = to kick
  • springen = to jump
  • de coach = coach
  • sporten = to exercise
  • de hockey = hockey

Lesson 4Edit

  • de wedstrijd = competition
  • de marathon = marathon
  • de sportschool = gym
  • de kampioenschap = championship
  • de atleet = athlete
  • schaatsen = to skate
  • wonnen = won

Lesson 5Edit

  • de doelman = goalie
  • de scheidsrechter = referee
  • de middenvelder = midfielder
  • de verdediger = defender
  • koppen = to head
  • de cricket = cricket
  • fierljeppen = to fierljep (see Cultural notes above)

ReferencesEdit

  1. www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Sports
  2. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fierljeppen_de_natsprong.jpg#/media/File:Fierljeppen_de_natsprong.jpg. Retrieved 2015-7-29.
  3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fierljeppen. Retrieved 2015-7-29.

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