[VG] -ing words used in French

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L'aquaplaning (m) = aquaplaning
faire du baby-sitting = to babysit
Le bodybuilding = bodybuilding
Le booking = booking, reservation (Qc: réservation)*
Le bowling = bowling alley
Le brainstorming = brainstorming
Le brushing = blow-dry
Le building = large modern building (e.g. a block of flats or offices) (Qc: immeuble, tour à bureaux)
Le camping = camp site
Le camping-car = camper van (Qc: maison mobile ou roulotte)
Le canyoning = canyoning (to walk, jump, swim, hike in canyons)
Le caravanning = caravanning
Le casting = casting
Le coaching = personal coaching
Le cocooning = cocooning (staying at home more, going out to socialiaze less)
Le curling = curling
Le dancing = palais de danse, dance hall
Le debriefing = debriefing
Le dressing = built-in wardrobe, walk-in wardrobe
Le dispatching = dispatching, routing
Le dumping = dumping
La holding = holding company
Le fooding = belle cuisine, the art of eating and cooking well
Le footing = jogging (Qc: course à pied)
Le forcing = pressure
Le jogging = jogging, a tracksuit
Le jumping = horse jumping
Le karting = go-carting
Le kidnapping = kidnapping
Le leasing = leasing
Le lifting = face-lift
Le listing = listing
Le living = living room, sitting room, lounge (Qc: le salon)
Le lobbying = lobbying
Le looping = loop
Le mailing = publicity mail shot
Le marketing = marketing (Qc: commercialisation)
Le meeting = meeting
Le mobbing = moral harassment, persecution
Le monitoring = monitoring
le mushing = mushing
Le parking = car park (Qc: le stationnement)
Le peeling = skin peeling treatment
Le piercing = piercing
Le planning = plan, planning, schedule, programme | production specifications (business) (Qc: la planification)
Le pressing = dry-cleaners, dry-cleaning (Qc: le nettoyeur)
Le rafting = rafting
Le relooking = a makeover
Le ring = boxing ring
Le (crédit) revolving = revolving credit
Le shampooing = shampoo
Le shooting = photo shoot
Le shopping = shopping
Shocking = shocking
Le sleeping = sleeping-carriage (on a train) (Qc: le wagon-couchettes)
Le smoking = dinner jacket, tuxedo (Qc: complet-cravate)
Le sponsoring = sponsoring, sponsorship (Qc: les commandites, commanditer)
Le standing = deluxe, high quality
Le strapping = an ankle bandage, an Ace bandage (AE)
le stretching = stretching exercise
Le string = G-string, thong
Le surbooking = over-booking, over-reservation
Le time sharing = time sharing, time share (holiday accommodation)
Le timing = timing
Le training = track suit
Le travelling = tracking shot
Le trekking = trekking
Le twirling (bâton) = baton twirling
Le Viking = Viking
Les warnings = flashing lights as used on emergency or construction vehicles
Le yachting = yachting
Le yearling = yearling horse
Le zapping = channel surfing


*QC indicates an alternate French term that may be preferred to the -ing term in Quebec... and perhaps in France too, for that matter.
 
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