Sports in Japanese

Sports is a great topic for conversation. The below list of sport names in Japanese helps you to get familiar with Olympic and other sports in Japanese. For even more Japanese vocabularies, take a look at our learning resources for Japanese at the end of the page.

Summer Sports in Japanese

tennis in Japaneseテニス (tenisu)
badminton in Japaneseバドミントン (badominton)
golf in Japaneseゴルフ (gorufu)
cycling in Japaneseサイクリング (saikuringu)
table tennis in Japanese卓球 (takkyū)
triathlon in Japaneseトライアスロン (toraiasuron)
wrestling in Japaneseレスリング (resuringu)
judo in Japanese柔道 (jūdō)
fencing in Japaneseフェンシング (fenshingu)
archery in Japaneseアーチェリー (ācherī)
boxing in Japaneseボクシング (bokushingu)
gymnastics in Japanese体操 (taisō)
weightlifting in Japanese重量挙げ (jūryō age)

Winter Sports in Japanese

skiing in Japaneseスキー (sukī)
snowboarding in Japaneseスノーボーディング (sunō bōdingu)
ice skating in Japaneseアイススケート (aisu sukēto)
ice hockey in Japaneseアイスホッケー (aisu hokkē)
biathlon in Japaneseバイアスロン (baiasuron)
luge in Japaneseリュージュ (ryūju)
ski jumping in Japaneseスキージャンプ (sukī janpu)

Water Sports in Japanese

swimming in Japanese水泳 (suiei)
water polo in Japanese水球 (suikyū)
surfing in Japaneseサーフィン (sāfin)
rowing in Japaneseボート競技 (bōto kyōgi)
windsurfing in Japaneseウインドサーフィン (uindosāfin)
sailing in Japaneseセーリング (sēringu)

Team Sports in Japanese

football in Japaneseサッカー (sakkā)
basketball in Japaneseバスケットボール (basukettobōru)
volleyball in Japaneseバレーボール (barēbōru)
cricket in Japaneseクリケット (kuriketto)
baseball in Japanese野球 (yakyū)
rugby in Japaneseラグビー (ragubī)
handball in Japaneseハンドボール (handobōru)
field hockey in Japanese陸上ホッケー (rikujō hokkē)
beach volleyball in Japaneseビーチバレー (bīchi barē)
Australian football in Japaneseオーストラリアンフットボール (ōsutorarian futtobōru)
American football in Japaneseアメリカンフットボール (amerikan futtobōru)

Japanese Vocabulary Books

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

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Japanese Vocabulary Book

This Japanese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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