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English : VOCABULARY

- Portuguese : O VOCABULARIO

football - o futebol
a goal - um golo
The Players - Os Jogadores
the coach - o treinador
the referee - o árbitro
the linesman - o juiz de linha
a striker - um avançado
a midfielder - um médio
a defender - um
a goalkeeper - um
the captain - o capitão
a team mate - um colega
left/right back - defesa esquerda/direita
a sweeper - um libero
left/right wing - lateral esquerdo/direito
a substitute - um suplente
a substitution - uma substituição
left/right footed - de pé esquerdo/direito
The Game - O Jogo
a match - um jogo
friendly match - um jogo amigável
at home - em casa
away - fora
kick-off - o chute inicial
first half - o primeiro tempo
second half - o segundo tempo
half time - o interval
extra time - o prolongamento
a win - a vitória
a draw - um empate
a defeat / a loss - uma derrota
the result - o resultado
To Play Football - Jogar ao
to score a goal - marcar
the scorer - marcador
to dribble - driblar
to shoot - rematar
to cross - centrar
to save - defender
to pass - passar
ball control - o controle
a kick - um chute
a foul - uma falta
red card - um cartão vermelho
yellow card - um cartão amarelo
own goal - um golo de própria baliza
disallowed goal - um golo anulado
an assist - um assiste
a penalty - uma grande penalidade
penalty shoot-out - "penálties"
a free-kick - um livre
off-side - fora de jogo
a corner - um canto
The Stadium - O Estádio
a ticket - um bilhete
ticket office - a bilheteria
the pitch - o campo
the attendance - a assistência
goal area - a área da baliza
penalty area - a grande área
half way line - a linha de meio-campo
the ball - a bola
the goal - a baliza
the post - a trave
the crossbar - a barra
the net - a rede
changing room - o balneário
The Club - O Clube
the team - a equipa
the squad - o plantel
professional - profissional
amateur - amador
a tournament - um torneio
league - a liga
division - divisão
cup - a taça
the trophy - o trofeu
the table - a tabela
promotion - a promoção
The Supporters - Os Adeptos
the shirt - a camisa
the football pools - o Totoloto
red - vermelho
blue - azul
white - branco
black - preto
a song - uma
to sing - cantar
loyal - leal
beer - a cerveja
lager - a cerveja clara/leve
bar / pub - um bar
the bus - o autocarro
a coach - o autocarro
train - o comboio
the railway - o ferroviário
the underground / tube - o metro

English : PHRASES

- Portuguese : FRASES

Do you speak english? - Voçe fala português?
Excuse me - Desculpe-me
How do I get to the stadium? - Onde fica o estádio daqui?
What time does the match kick off? - A que hora começa o jogo?
Where can I get a ticket? - Onde posso comprar um bilhete?
Did you see the game today/yesterday/last night? - Viste o jogo hoje/ontem/ontem a noite?
Who do you support? - Qual é o seu partido?
Are you going to the match? - Vai ao jogo?
Where is the best nightlife in town? - Onde fica a melhor vida nocturna?
Can you recommend a good pub/restaurant? - Pode recomendar um bar/restaurante agradável?
Do you know a cheap hotel? - Conhece um hótel barato?
Where is the nearest bar/brothel/hospital? - Onde fica o bar/bordel/hóspital mais perto?
I'm very sorry about my friend. He has had far too much to drink. - Desculpe-me por meu amigo. Ele tem bebido demais.
You were very lucky! - Tiveram muita sorte!
The referee was blind! - O árbitro estava cego!
My grandma plays better than Heskey! - A minha avó joga melhor que o Beto.
Jeffers is a cheat and a diver. - Deco faz batota e joga-se.
We'll beat you next season. - Vamos os-bater na próxima época.
England will win the tournament. - Portugal vai vencer o torneio.

Live football, sleep football, speak football!

Of all the great advances the human race has made since we came down from the trees, none is more important than the ability to communicate. The power of speech and the intelligent thought that goes with it are what really set us apart from our dumb friends the animals. However, when travelling abroad, or indeed when meeting foreigners at home, language can often present a barrier to communication. Nothing is more frustrating than being unable to participate in the conversation around you, especially when you know it’s interesting but you just can’t join in. Maybe you have a point to make but don’t know how. Perhaps someone is wrong but you can’t tell them. Maybe everyone is laughing but you don’t get the joke. Indeed, it’s when you struggle to do something as simple as buy a stamp, order a beer, take a bus or find the football stadium, that you feel at your most helpless abroad. However, if you have even a basic command of the other language these tasks become simple and the satisfaction of achieving them is immense.

The English are lucky in that, nowadays, many people all over the world have at least a basic knowledge of our language, but any attempt to converse in a foreign tongue will usually be warmly and enthusiastically received. A conversation with a local can be a rewarding experience and can really help you to get the feel of a town or country and its people. And remember, as a football fan you have one key asset you can use to communicate: the international language of football. Football fans the world over share the same emotions, frustrations, hopes and desires and can easily relate to one another. As a large and ever increasing proportion of the world’s population take an interest in football you have a ready-made topic of conversation to use as an ice-breaker anywhere. Identifying a football fan is easy enough – young to middle-aged males in a bar, look for a shirt, maybe a scarf, a group of lads drinking beer, especially on a match day. Chances are they will speak football. Many’s the time I’ve used the opening gambit ‘You going to the match?’ or ‘You come from here? You must support insert relevant local team then.’ or ‘Did you see that goal/game/fight last night?’ and we’ve nattered away like old friends over a few beers for hours on end. Great players. prospective transfers, epic away trips, anything can be discussed. You can also glean valuable local information about where to stand, where to avoid, where to drink and who to boo, etc…

I do recommend trying to learn the basics of the language for any country you visit as it’ll really enhance your trip, but to get to the heart and soul of another country’s football culture use the indispensable About a Ball guide and multilingual phrasebook.

You too can talk About a Ball, anytime, anyplace.

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