Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Word of the ... whatever: ăn vạ

ăn vạ (verb): to dive (football), to pretend to fall down to get a penalty. Example:

Cầu thủ đội Ý đã ăn vạ trong trận đá với Úc.

(The Italian team dived in the football match against Australia.)

No good language should be without a verb for "dive". Guess who I'm not supporting for the World Cup Final.