Learn Russian online: Olympics: The Games

Olympics: The Games

With the Sochi Olympics just three months away, we thought you might want to learn some actual sports vocabulary. All kinds of winter fun — skiing, skating, ice hockey, and so on — plus some special Olympic terms are waiting for you in the 4th episode of the Olympic series of Ruspod Shorts.


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Vocabulary

спорт
[sport]

sport

вид спорта
[veed spor-tah]

a kind of sports

старт
[start]

start

финиш
[FEE-nish]

finish

сноуборд
[sno-oo-BOHRD]

snowboard

хоккей
[khah-KEHY]

hockey

лыжи
[LYH-zhyh]

ski, skiing

коньки
[kahn'-KEE]

skates

кататься
[kah-TAHT'-syah]

to drive/skate/ski around

трамплин
[trahm-PLEEN]

springboard

санки
[SAHN-kee]

sleigh, sledge

открыть
[aht-KRYT']

open

закрыть
[zah-KRYT']

close

открытие
[aht-KRYH-tee-yeh]

opening, discovery

закрытие
[zah-KRYH-tee-yeh]

closing