Sports in arabic vocabulary

Sports in Arabic

Learn the names of sports in Arabic. In this post you will find list of Sport Arabic vocabulary with pronunciation. At the end there is a quiz to test your knowledge and help you remember new vocabulary.

How to say sport in Arabic

The word sport in Arabic is رِياضة  [riyaaDa] , sports (plural) رِياضات [riyaaDaat].

Speaking about sports in Arabic you may need the word hobby, which is هواية  [hiwaaya] (pl: هِوايات – hiwaayaat).

Learn the names of popular sports in Arabic. In the list below, you’ll find names for sports such as football, baseball, tennis and more.

Sports in arabic vocabulary
EnglishArabicTransliteration
Footballكُرَةُ القَدَمkuratu al-qadam
Basketballكُرَةُ السَّلَّةkuratu as-salla
Baseballبيسبولbaisbool
SwimmingسِباحةsibaaHa
RunningرَكْضrakD
Cyclingرُكوبُ الدَّرّاجات rukuubu ad-darraajaat
Volleyballكُرَةُ الطّائِرةkuratu aT-Taa’ira
Tennisكُرَةُ المِضْرَبkuratu al-miDrab
Fishingصَيْدُ السَّمَكSaidu as-samak
Horse-ridingرُكوبُ الخَيْلrukuubu al-khail
Gymnasticsجُمْبازjumbaaz
Hockeyهوكيhooki
Boxingمُلاكَمةmulaakama
Skiingتَزَلُّج / تَزَحْلُق tazalluj / tazaHluq
Golfجولف /غولفghoolf / joolf

Other sports in Arabic

Below you will find Arabic names for activities such as hunting, mountain climbing, diving.

EnglishArabicTransliteration
HuntingصَيْدSaid
Cricketكريكيتkriikiit
Table tennisكُرَةُ الطّاوِلةkuratu aT-Taawila
Karateكاراتيهkaaraateh
DivingغَوْصghawS
WrestlingمُصارَعةmuSaara3a
Bowlingبولينجbooliinj
Horse-racingسِباقُ الخَيْلsibaaqu al-khail
Mountain climbingتَسَلُّقُ الجِبالtasalluqu al-jibaal
Surfingرَكْمَجةrakmaja
Weight liftingحَمْلُ الأثْقالHamlu al-athqaal

Other useful vocabulary

Nouns:

ball كرة  [kura], pl: كُرات  [kuraat]

game لُعْبة  [lu3ba] , pl: لُعَب [lu3ab]

team فَريق [fariiq] , pl: فُرُوق [furuuq]

goal هدف  [hadaf] , pl: أهداف [ahdaaf]

a tie تَعادُل [ta3aadul]

player, sportsman لاعِب [laa3ib]

match مُباراة  [mubaara] pl: مُبارات [mubaaraat]

Verbs:

to play لَعَبَ [la3aba]

to lose خَسَر [khasara]

to win فازَ [faaza]

Quiz

At the end of today’s lesson we have an Arabic Vocabulary Quiz for you. Test yourself and check how much you have learned today.

Sports in Arabic Quiz

Check how well you know names of the sports in Arabic

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