German Sports and Hobbies Vocabulary

Learn vocabulary related to sports and hobbies in German

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German Sports and Hobbies

to do sports Sport treiben hang-gliding Drachen fliegen
golf Golf spielen windsurfing Windsurfing gehen
soccer Fußball spielen water-skiing Wasserski fahren
volleyball Volleyball spielen fishing angeln
football Football spielen aerobics Aerobic machen
basketball Basketball spielen bungee-jumping Bungee-jumping gehen
baseball Baseball spielen gymnastics turnen
hockey Eishockey spielen mountaineering bergsteigen gehen
tennis Tennis spielen climbing klettern
table tennis Tischtennis spielen judo Judo machen
bowling kegeln weight training Body-building machen
sailing segeln wrestling ringen
horseback riding reiten diving tauchen
boxing boxen to tinker, build things basteln
roller-skating Rollschuh laufen to listen to music Musik hören
ice-skating Schlittschuh laufen to play cards Karten spielen
skiing Ski fahren to collect coins/stamps Münzen/Briefmarken sammeln
bicycling Radfahren to play video games Videospiele spielen
swimming Schwimmen gehen photography fotografieren
jogging joggen to do ceramics töpfern
hiking wandern to draw zeichnen
camping Camping gehen to play chess Schach spielen
gardening im Garten arbeiten to knit stricken
go out with friends mit Freunden ausgehen to watch TV fernsehen
to lie around, be lazy faulenzen go to the movies ins Kino gehen


A lot of sports/hobbies exist as nouns and as verbs, so just as in English, you can say either I like to fish or I like to go fishing. If it's capitalized, it's a noun and if it's not capitalized, it's a verb.

kegeln - to bowl
das Kegeln - bowling



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