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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

'Gooooooal' in different languages & cultures :)

'Tis the season for futebol / soccer / football. Here's a short piece on the infamous use of 'Goooooal' that we hear when listening to sports commentators.

Article: Battle Cries by Jennifer Daniel

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/06/19/sports/worldcup/goooooooooooooal.html?smid=tw-nytimes

Happy weekend language reading :)

June 21, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ijoni

German TOR! In every other language I speak it is either Gol or some variation of it. And please, stop calling football soccer!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mundusfr

But !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In French. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrien_Be

If you're a German speaker you'd phonetically write this "Büüüüüüüüüüüt !"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

Football and language share a lot in common in the fact that they both bring people together.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexisLinguist

LOL at the last one! Those cries are funny, though. I would never have enough breath to last as long as they do.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SongbirdSandra

Thanks! I needed a good laugh. :-)
They are so passionate, it's hard not to get excited when they cry "Goal!" like that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kunstkritik

goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal *takes 0,1 seconds to breath ... goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooal.

lol that is way to long xD and only german is really short and unmotivated lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ashavitt

the german went on but they cut it :( you can find the whole thing on youtube


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samsta

I think he means that it was in short bursts ("Tor tor tor!") as opposed to being a few long shouts ("Goooooooooo...al!").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psilva00

Very interesting and funny post, right in the spirit of the World Cup :)

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