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Olympic matches names in Korean!!

안녕하세요. 현우예요. Hi. I’m Hyunwoo.

Are you all following the Olympic matches(경기)? What is your favorite(가장 좋아하는) sport? I love watching all kinds of sport matches, but my favorite is gymnastics(체조)!! So if you have a favorite sport match that you never want to miss on TV during the Olympic Games period, here’s the list of the 28 major match names in English and Korean.

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  • Modern Pentathlon = 근대5종 (geundae o jong)
  • Basketball = 농구 (nong gu)
  • Wrestling = 레슬링 (re seul ling)
  • Volleyball = 배구 (bae gu)
  • Badminton = 배드민턴 (bae deu min teon)
  • Boxing = 복싱 (bok sing)
  • Shooting = 사격 (sa gyeok)
  • Cycling = 사이클 (sa i keul)
  • Softball = 소프트볼 (so peu teu bol)
  • Swimming = 수영 (su yeong)
  • Equestrian = 승마 (seung ma)
  • Baseball = 야구 (ya gu)
  • Archery = 양궁 (yang gung)
  • Weightlifling = 역도 (yeok do)
  • Judo = 유도 (yu do)
  • Sailing = 요트 (yoteu)
  • Track and Field = 육상 (yuk sang)
  • Rowing = 조정 (jo jeong)
  • Gymnastics artistic = 체조 (che jo)
  • Football = 축구 (chuk gu)
  • Canoe = 카누 (ka nu)
  • Table Tennis = 탁구 (tak gu)
  • Taekwondo = 태권도 (tae gwon do)
  • Tennis = 테니스 (teniseu)
  • Triathlon = 트라이애슬론 (teu rai i ae seul lon)
  • Fencing = 펜싱 (pen sing)
  • Hockey = 하키 (ha ki)
  • Handball = 핸드볼 (haen deu bol)

As you can assume, -구 means – ball, and -도 means – art (as in martial art).

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For those of you who know all the words above and want to know some more specific terms, please leave your request in the comment. And like I said, I LOVE the gymnastics games, so here’s a list of the match names in gymnastics. ^_^

  • Floor Exercises = 마루운동
  • Horizontal bar = 철봉운동
  • Rings = 링운동
  • Pommel horse = 안마
  • Parallel bars = 평행봉
  • Uneven bars = 2단평행봉
  • Balance beam = 평균대
  • Vault = 도마
  • Gymnastics rhythmic = 리듬체조
  • Trampoline = 트램펄린체조
  • High Jump = 높이뛰기
  • Long jump/Broad jump = 멀리뛰기/넓이뛰기
  • Javeline = 창던지기

I hope this helps! Thanks for reading! ^^