Petit bassin et grand bassin à la piscine

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Marcewa, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Marcewa Senior Member

    France / French
    Hello all,

    I was wondering how to say in English petit-bassin et grand-bassin at the swimming pool.

    The petit-bassin is the pool for children and the grand-bassin normally for adults.

    I was thinking about Children's pool and large pool.

    What do you think?

  2. FAC13

    FAC13 Senior Member

    English, UK
    The possibilities in English are as wide as I imagine they are in French.

    My suggestions are "splash pool" and "main pool", but there is nothing wrong with your own suggestions.
  3. Marcewa Senior Member

    France / French

    Thanks for the reply.
    Well, in French I do not see any other possibilities than those in my previous message...
    (petit bassin and grand bassin).
  4. Cam-Ann

    Cam-Ann Member

    Français (France)
    ... ou petit bain et grand bain, qui sont aussi souvent employés
  5. Jean-Michel Carrère Senior Member

    French from France
    Mon dictionnaire donne aussi "paddling pool" pour petit bassin (piscine pour les enfants en bas âge).
  6. la grive solitaire

    la grive solitaire Senior Member

    United States, English
    There's also: Kids' pool and Adults' pool
  7. Teafrog

    Teafrog Senior Member

    UK English (& rusty French…)
    Also: shallow and deep pools
  8. eg213 Member

    At the pool I go to, there's a Children's pool / Small pool and a Adult's pool / Main pool. There really are a lot of possiblities.
    A paddling pool though is slightly different. It's a little foldable plastic pool that you put up in your own garden for your very little children.

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