"Jag spelar innebandy torsdagar."

Translation:I play floorball on Thursdays.

January 6, 2015

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Coreopsis2943

What is "floorball"?

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

It’s a sport popular in Sweden and Finland. See further here. This is what it looks like.

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Coreopsis2943

Oh--floor hockey!

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom_Adams101

I was going to say that it looks a bit like Lacrosse without horses. Then I search lacrosse and found out it doesn't involve any horses. Oh dear. I've definitely mentioned horses to people that play Lacrosse before. Turns out that's just Polo.

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/helmad

For reference when you do the Swedish Dutch course: The Dutch call (something like) it 'zaalhockey'.

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Robert649296

Thanks, this helped me as a Dutchman.

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KarmaWeasel

Why isn't this popular in warm climates (like where I live) where hockey is either impossible or would be extremely expensive? I would bet if more people knew about it it might really take off! (And now off to share the video link of my FB page and pose this question to my other desert-dwelling friends). Thanks!

May 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cs1991

Do you have field hockey? I live in Australia and that is what we play.

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KarmaWeasel

I live in a pretty small town- I've never seen it played locally. Maybe in one of the bigger cities in my state (I'm in New Mexico). But it makes much more sense! Arizona has an actual hockey team (who play about as well as you'd expect coming from the desert), but for a poorer state (NM) this would work. Although given the pitiful conditions I've seen for some facilities- maybe not. I do know "street hockey" played with roller blades is popular is some cities (kids after school, playing in the streets). Again, I've never seen it here.

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tracymorgan1

I didn't realise there was an English word for innebandy! Is floorball really the correct translation for it?

January 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alf42

Apparently it is. Or floor hockey. Sweden developed the sport in the '70s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floorball

May 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jarko_0

In Slovakia we know it as "floorball" too.

March 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris-Butler

Isn't this just hockey? ......or is that just Bandy? I know Ice Hockey is Ishockey

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lambertsimnel

It's neither ice hockey nor field hockey; there's no ice and no field (so it also isn't bandy). The players wear flat shoes, so it's not roller hockey. I think it's played in a smaller area and with fewer players than field hockey or bandy. It seems to me like ice hockey without ice.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris-Butler

"ice hockey without ice".... so just hockey then?! ;)

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/duktigigelkott

Players don't play with a puck though, but a ball. Not hockey really;)

March 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SagiEzov

We used to play this game in middle school here in Israel. We simply called it "hockey".

September 14, 2017
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