Sports Flashcards

2015-01-20

Here are flashcards depicting sports, sports gear, or things that go along with sports. The below images are located here. Each flashcard has a picture on the front and the Japanese, phonetic reading, and English on the back. Equipment pictures can be confused with the sports themselves. For example, a picture of a soccer ball could be interpreted to mean "soccer" or "soccer ball". To avoid confusion, pictures that depict the sports themselves have both gear and people in them. Many of these words came to Japanese from English and the pronunciation is simply a katakana variant of the original word. In these cases, you'll learn the words very quickly, but because you are — or should be, if you aren't — using a spaced repetition system, you won't see those cards very much and your time won't be wasted.

Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. Alternative names include spaced rehearsal, expanding rehearsal, graduated intervals, repetition spacing, repetition scheduling, spaced retrieval and expanded retrieval. Although the principle is useful in many contexts, spaced repetition is commonly applied in contexts in which a learner must acquire a large number of items and retain them indefinitely in memory. It is therefore well suited for the problem of vocabulary acquisition in the course of second language learning, due to the size of the target language's inventory of open-class words.

Wikipedia. 2015-01-20.

There is almost always more than one way to say something. That's true in general, it's true for these words, and it's a really good thing. In our daily lives, we work around missing vocabulary on a regular basis without even realizing it. Foreign languages are the same, except that we feel the pressure directly. If I can say it in English, why in heck can't I say it in Japanese? When you know the word in one language but don't know it in the second, it can be frustrating. Keep in mind, though, that nothing magical happens in our native language, either. We're just better at circumventing vocabulary shortcomings in our native language because we've practiced a lot more.

This deck has fifty cards. Here's a package for Anki. There are plenty of sports I didn't include, in some cases because I didn't think of them and in other cases because I didn't quickly find pictures for them. There are always more words to learn, and I like to make decks of fifty or one hundred cards because those are friendly numbers. I encourage you to expand upon this deck. Add more sports and gear, and share your results with us. Picture flashcards are a great way to study. Making a decent deck takes a long time, but sharing it is quick, and everyone can benefit. The pictures here are all public domain.

PictureEnglishJapaneseKana
Sports/arrow.pngarrow
Sports/backpack.pngbackpackリュックサックリュックサック
Sports/badminton.pngbadmintonバドミントンバドミントン
Sports/baseball.pngbaseball野球やきゅう
Sports/basketball.pngbasketballバスケットボールバスケットボール
Sports/baton.pngbatonバトンバトン
Sports/belt.pngbeltおび
Sports/billiards.pngbilliardsビリヤードビリヤード
Sports/bow and arrow.pngbow and arrow弓矢ゆみや
Sports/cricket.pngcricketクリケットクリケット
Sports/curling.pngcurlingカーリングカーリング
Sports/dancing.pngdancingダンスダンス
Sports/darts.pngdartsダーツダーツ
Sports/dumbbells.pngdumbbellsダンベルダンベル
Sports/fins.pngfinsフィンフィン
Sports/fishing.pngfishing釣りつり
Sports/fishing rod.pngfishing rod釣竿つりざお
Sports/frisbee.pngfrisbeeフリスビーフリスビー
Sports/gymnastics.pnggymnastics体操たいそう
Sports/hiking boot.pnghiking boot登山靴とざんぐつ
Sports/hiking.pnghikingハイキングハイキング
Sports/hockey puck.pnghockey puckパックパック
Sports/horseshoe.pnghorseshoe蹄鉄ていてつ
Sports/ice skate.pngice skateスケートスケート
Sports/judo.pngjudo柔道じゅうどう
Sports/karate.pngkarate空手からて
Sports/kite.pngkiteたこ
Sports/paddle.pngpaddleパドルパドル
Sports/rock climbing.pngrock climbingロッククライミングロッククライミング
Sports/sailing.pngsailingセーリングセーリング
Sports/scuba diving.pngscuba divingスキューバダイビングスキューバダイビング
Sports/shuttlecock.pngshuttlecockシャトルシャトル
Sports/sled.pngsledそりそり
Sports/sleeping bag.pngsleeping bag寝袋
シュラフザック
ねぶくろ
シュラフザック
Sports/snorkel.pngsnorkelシュノーケルシュノーケル
Sports/snowboarding.pngsnowboardingスノーボードスノーボード
Sports/soccer.pngsoccerサッカーサッカー
Sports/stopwatch.pngstopwatchストップウォッチストップウォッチ
Sports/sumo.pngsumo相撲すもう
Sports/sunglasses.pngsunglassesサングラスサングラス
Sports/surfboard.pngsurfboardサーフボードサーフボード
Sports/surfing.pngsurfingサーフィンサーフィン
Sports/swimming.pngswimming水泳すいえい
Sports/table tennis.pngtable tennis卓球たっきゅう
Sports/tennis.pngtennisテニステニス
Sports/tent.pngtentテントテント
Sports/volleyball.pngvolleyballバレーボールバレーボール
Sports/water skiing.pngwater skiing水上スキーすいじょうスキー
Sports/whistle.pngwhistleホイッスルホイッスル
Sports/wind surfing.pngwind surfingウィンドサーフィンウィンドサーフィン
PictureEnglishJapaneseKana