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    to be a fan of a team

    What expression do you use in English to ask someone what team he is fan of?

    I've tried to find some expressions in the dictionary but I do not know if a native speaker concretily use them...can you help me?
    The ones I have found are: to root for, to support, to go for, to care for...

    - What time do you....?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Who do you support?

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Quote Originally Posted by caesar1983 View Post
    What expression do you use in English to ask someone what team he is fan of?

    I've tried to find some expressions in the dictionary but I do not know if a native speaker concretily use them...can you help me?
    The ones I have found are: to root for, to support, to go for, to care for...

    - What time do you....?

    Thank you very much.
    There is another term used in the US. That is "booster". It may not be used exactly the way you present it. There are booster clubs in many schools. They support the school teams. I suppose that one could say, "I am a booster of the Newal High School football team".

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Quote Originally Posted by caesar1983 View Post
    What expression do you use in English to ask someone what team he is fan of?

    I've tried to find some expressions in the dictionary but I do not know if a native speaker concretily use them...can you help me?
    The ones I have found are: to root for, to support, to go for, to care for...

    - What time do you....?

    Thank you very much.
    In the US, you would be likely to hear "Who/m do you root for?" or "What is your favorite team"?

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Quote Originally Posted by caesar1983 View Post
    What expression do you use in English to ask someone what team he is fan of?

    I've tried to find some expressions in the dictionary but I do not know if a native speaker concretily use them...can you help me?
    The ones I have found are: to root for, to support, to go for, to care for...

    - What time do you....?

    Thank you very much.
    What was the relevance of the question fragment I have now marked in red?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    not a teacher

    I assume the OP intended to write "What team do you… (support etc)?

    In Australia it can be "support", "go for", and especially in Australian Rules strongholds, "barrack".

    Who do you barrack for?
    The whole family barracks for St Kilda.

    "Hear the barrackers a-shouting
    As all good barrackers should…"
    Collingwood club song, written in 1906.

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    'Barrack' means the opposite where I live. It's one of those words with meanings directly opposite each other with the addition of 'for'.

    vb brit austral nz informal
    • to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
    • (intransitive) followed by for: to shout support (for)

    (Collins)



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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    In Australia it can be "support", "go for", and especially in Australian Rules strongholds, "barrack".
    Yes, you certainly can't say "What team do you root for?" in AusE. "Support" seems to be a good all-round word.

    Urban Dictionary: root esp. 5.

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Barrack' means the opposite where I live. It's one of those words with meanings directly opposite each other with the addition of 'for'.

    vb brit austral nz informal
    • to criticize loudly or shout against (a player, team, speaker, etc); jeer
    • (intransitive) followed by for: to shout support (for)

    (Collins)


    So one could conceivably barrack for Obama?

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    Re: to be a fan of a team

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    So one could conceivably barrack for Obama?
    A lot of people barrack Obama.

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