"Han tycker om att spela innebandy."

Translation:He likes to play floorball.

December 28, 2014

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I've never heard this called 'floorball'.


It’s a sport which is popular in Sweden. Basically it’s mostly played in Sweden and Finland. See the Wikpedia entry here.


I'm aware. I've just never heard it called 'floorball'.


What have you called it?


It is commonly referred to as indoor hockey in Australia.


If by indoor hockey you mean this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indoor_field_hockey it is a completely different sport. If not, disregard my comment.

Oh, and here's a link to floorball for reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floorball


Yep, the closest equivalent in Canada is indoor hockey, as it's played with a field hockey style stick and ball. Floor and ball hockey are both played with ice hockey style sticks, but floor hockey is with a puck and is inside, while ball hockey is with a ball and can be indoors or outdoors (but not on the street, because that's street hockey)...


I know it as 'unihockey' (dutch)


Also "unihokej" in Polish


Even in an English context?


Here in Atlantic Canada I've only ever heard it called ball hockey


In Canada it is referred to floorball nationwide. Just a lot less popular than it is in Sweden/Finland. A small amount of people play it, and some hockey players play the sport in the offseason to improve their 'stickhandling'. But ball hockey is a different sport and far more popular/played among the Canadian population.


In Canada there is floor hockey and ball hockey. The difference being a puck or a ball. Floor hockey is also played indoors. Ball hockey can be played indoors or outdoors.


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    There's also this awesome game originated in Sweden: [[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindball]]


    I have only heard floorball to differentiate it from ice hockey, so it may be less common in warmer places.


    I did call it floorball back at school, and I am from Spain!


    I'd never heard of floorball, but guessed it must be some kind of indoor bandy.


    I have never heard of bandy or floorball. You learn something new every day. I'm one day ahead now.

    Actually, I've never heard of floor hockey or ball hockey, either. I wonder if they are played in the U.S. We do have field hockey all over the place, but of course that is played outside.


    Then what is the awesome sport Bandy called? Reletive to outdoor instead on indoor?


    Bandy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandy) is this sport. It's called bandy both in English and in Swedish.


    Jag är en innebandy spelar från Sveits


    We have floor hockey here in the Midwestern US.


    OK, thanks for clarifying, ElizHeir!


    What on Earth is "floorball"? Is this another Americanism that has to be learnt? The game is called bandy. It's even played in the USA where some of the top referees come from. When played indoors it's called indoor bandy. Hockey is a different sport. Bandy is played on ice rinks about the size of a football field. The top players go the professional leagues in Russia..........although you have to learn to write soccer instead of football when using Duolingo.


    Bandy is not the same sport as Innebandy / Floorball / Unihockey. You can check out the links above


    The ignorance of bandy outside Scandinavian countries, The Czech Republic and Russia is profound. All the other sports are substitutes for not being able to play the actual sports.....although I still don't know what floorball is!


    floorball IS innebandy. slowly gaining popularity here in Canada over the last two decades. It was mostly introduced by Juha Mikkola of Finland in the early 2000's. The Canada Cup is an international club tournament that is held every year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the largest floorball club tournament outside of Europe, and attracts 55+ clubs from worldwide, every year.


    And floorball is.........?

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