my answer of "this is my first time participating in a soccer competition" was not accepted. The "competition" is debatable, but I definitely think "participating" should be accepted
attend (ie as a spectator)
take part in (ie as a player)
Right... If 参加 refers to actually playing in the game, how would you say youre just attending to watch it? 去看?
Agreed. 参加 isn't specific enough
football is not accepter? lol
There seems to be some confusion about whether that first character in "participate" is to be pronounced as "can" or "shen."
It's "cān", at least in 参加.
Unfortunately there isn't much of a mechanism to report the confusion.
How about "This is the first time I am taking part in a soccer match"?
So strange. I learn Chinese, but am afraid of English sentences...
This is the first time I played in a soccer match...was not accepted
Me too. So annoying! You play soccer, you don't "participate in it".
"This is my first time to take part in a football match" should not be accepted; the "to take" part in particular is clumsy and wrong. I would suggest something like "This is the first time I've taken part in a football match" as more idiomatic
Agreed. "This is my first time to take part in a football match" is just plain wrong.
I think "... competing in ..." should also be accepted.
FYI you "join" a soccer team, you dont really "join" a soccer match, (one of the suggested answers), you'd normally "take part" in it, "participate", "play", etcetc
"This is my first time participating in football matches." is wrong?
I thought everyone outside of the U.S. called it football.
The English translation is so picky. This is my first time to play a soccer game is not okay because I didn’t write ‘in’ but play a soccer game is more natural. Sigh
This is the first time I participated in a Soccer competition.
I put "I'm taking part in a soccer match for the first time." :( marked wrong.
This is litterally the worst question. It took only one opinioned translation of the sentence.
I tried different combinations with the same meaning but they were rejected
I was marked wrong when i wrote football instead of soccer
I should be able to say ":this my first time participating in a soccer match."
Can Americans finally learn that in football you kick the ball, not carry it in your hands? xD