Sports in Portuguese

example of sport in portuguese: volei de praia

What’s up everyone? How are you doing? Exercising much? We, at Rio & Learn, have prepared a special treat for you all. Today you’ll learn how to say the names of sports in Portuguese. Take a look below:

Vocabulary for Sports in Portuguese

We will learn the names of most of the sports that exist in Portuguese. What is your favorite one? Which one you love to cheer for during the Olympics?

Sports in the Water

O nado sincronizadoArtistic Swimming
A nataçãoSwimming
O polo aquáticoWater Polo
O remoRowing
O salto ornamentalDiving
O surfeSurf
A velaSailing

Group Sports

O futebolSoccer
O futsalIndoor Football
O voleibolVolleyball
O vôlei de praiaBeach volleyball
O basquetebolBasketball
O handebolHandball
O rugbyRugby
O beisebolBaseball
O badmintonBadminton
O futebol americanoFootball
O críqueteCricket

Individual Sports

O atletismoTrack and field
O boxeBoxing
O ciclismoCycling
A esgrimaFencing
A ginástica artísticaArtistic gymnastics
A ginástica rítmicaRhythmic gymnastics
O hipismoHorseback riding
O levantamento de pesoWeightlifting
O tênisTennis
O tênis de mesaTable tennis
O tiro com arcoArchery
O skateSkateboarding

Martial Arts

As artes marciais mistas (MMA)Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
A capoeiraCapoeira
O caratêKarate
O judôJudo
O jiu-jitsuJiu-jitsu
O muay-thaiMuay-thai

Winter Sports

O esquiSki
O hóquei no geloIce Hockey
A patinação artísticaFigure Skating
O snowboardSnowboard

Pronunciation for Sports in Portuguese!

Do you remember the Olympics? It was a magical moment for us here in Rio de Janeiro. Watch this video with us and practice the sound of the sports we had in the Olympics:

Exercises for Sports in Portuguese

Guess the sports we are talking about by its description:

  1. Para jogar _______________, não se pode usar as mãos e cada time precisa ter 11 jogadores.
  2. As praias Brasileiras tem ondas muito boas para praticar o _______________.
  3. O _______________ também é conhecido como ping pong no Brasil.
  4. Sempre que jogamos _______________, precisamos tocar instrumentos como o Berimbau.
  5. Na _______________ os atletas usam fitas e outros objetos e precisam ter muita flexibilidade.
  6. A _______________ é um esporte aquático que depende especialmente do vento.
  7. A família Gracie desenvolveu o _______________ brasileiro, que é o mais praticado no mundo.
  8. Para praticar _______________ precisamos de uma grande piscina dividia em raias.
  9. No _______________ o atleta precisa ter uma excelente sincronia com seu cavalo.
  10. Existem diferente tipos de _______________, mas todos utilizam uma pista de corrida.

All good guys? So, what is your favorite sport? Do you practice any of these? Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and we will see you on our next Dica.

Bye bye!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Best Moments in the Olympics
Football Vocabulary in Portuguese
Beach Vocabulary in Portuguese
Frescobol in Brazil


  1. futebol
  2. surf
  3. tênis de mesa
  4. capoeira
  5. ginástica rítmica
  6. vela
  7. jiu-jitsu
  8. natação
  9. hipismo
  10. atletismo

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