Hello everyone! Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and, of course, at the Olympics. Today, we’ll learn a bit more about this sport. Did you know we have a player that is in the hall of fame for basketball? So, let’s learn Portuguese and also see the basketball vocabulary in Portuguese!
Vocabulary for Basketball in Portuguese
|O círculo central||Free throw circle|
|A linha de três pontos||Three-point line|
|A linha de lance livre||Free throw line|
|A camisa de basquete||Basketball T-shirt|
|O short de basquete||Basketball shorts|
|O tênis de basquete||Basketball sneakers|
|A bola de basquete||Ball|
Types of Play
|A marcação por zona||Zone Defense|
|A marcação individual||One-on-One Defense|
Types of Players
|O ala||Small forward|
|O armador||Point guard|
Verbs Used While Playing Basketball
|Pular / Saltar||Jump|
Pronunciation for Basketball in Portuguese
Let’s now check if our pronunciation is correct. Repeat after each word!
Did you know that the player with the greatest number of points in the world is Brazilian? His name’s Oscar Schmidt. He is currently in the Hall of Fame for his history in Basketball! You can learn much more about him and other Brazilian athletes following our Olympic Dicas on our Youtube channel.
We hope to see you there!