balle au prisonnier / ballon prisonnier

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by DearPrudence, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Hello everybody

    I know that something has been done about children's play but I would like to be sure how you translate 'balle au prisonnier'. Is it 'dodgem' (I know that it's also les autos tamponneuses)?

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    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France
    France, French
    Bonjour, chère Prudence ! :)

    Se pourrait-il qu'il puisse s'agir de battleball ? :confused:

    J'ai vu aussi dodgeball.
     
  3. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
  4. Spain_is_different Senior Member

    Spain/Spanish
    It's dodgeball (or dodge ball), I think.
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  5. DearPrudence

    DearPrudence Dépêche Mod

    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Thank you very much Spain. :)
    So apparently, dodgeball is a real sport?! :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Spain_is_different Senior Member

    Spain/Spanish
    Yes!! It's a real sport, it's even quite popular in schools... I mean, a big percentage of children are supposed to know and play it.

    Well then, it's not spread (there are no serious championships throughtout the world!). I wouldn't say it's an official sport, but a children game that can be classified as a sport, instead.

    I don't know the popularity of this game in Germany. I can only say that in Spain and France is quite popular.
     
  7. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
  8. Gil Senior Member

    Français, Canada
    Also called (not only in Canada), "ballon prisonnier"...
     
  9. french4beth

    french4beth Senior Member

    Connecticut
    US-English
    There's also bombardment (similar to dodge ball, but with two sides & areas for captured 'prisoners').
     

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