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Cancha dividida

English translation: divided-court games

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Spanish term or phrase:juegos de cancha dividida
English translation:divided-court games
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19:51 Jan 26, 2011
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Spanish term or phrase: Cancha dividida
Hi everyone! I'm new here and this is my first post, so if this is not the right place to ask this kind of questions, please tell me.

My question is if somebody could come with a translation for the Spanish term "cancha dividida". Here is the meaning of the term in Spanish:

Los juegos deportivos de cancha dividida se caracterizan porque los jugadores o bandos contrarios se sitúan frente a frente en espacios diferenciados y separados por una red (raya, cuerda o espacio muerto) con el objetivo de lanzar o golpear un móvil por encima de ésta, de forma que caiga o muera en el campo contrario o resulte difícil su devolución (Méndez, 2003).

I was thinking of "divided court", but it sounds like a loan translation to me. Any help?

Thank you!

By the way, I'm translating the specific competences of a sport subject taught at university. It's about a valencian sport discipline called Pilota Valenciana. One of the sentences goes like this: Juegos de invasión y de cancha dividida. This sentence is inside a group called "La táctica del juego de la Pilota Valenciana". But I'm affraid there's no more context. Hope it can help!
_Husby_
Local time: 04:30
divided-court games
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Yes, the literal translation works, and adding "juegos de" makes the term more specific.
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coolbrowne
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Local time: 22:30
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Thank you for your answer and thank you for the compliment about the context! I think that context is essential for us translators :)

@ susanadiego: Pilota valenciana is the original name of the game. Pilota is Catalan (and if I'm not wrong also Basque) for Spanish pelota. And you can also play this game against a wall, this discipline is called "frontó" (frontón in Spanish) :)
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juegos de cancha dividida
divided-court games


Explanation:
Yes, the literal translation works, and adding "juegos de" makes the term more specific.

coolbrowne
United States
Local time: 22:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thank you for your answer and thank you for the compliment about the context! I think that context is essential for us translators :)

@ susanadiego: Pilota valenciana is the original name of the game. Pilota is Catalan (and if I'm not wrong also Basque) for Spanish pelota. And you can also play this game against a wall, this discipline is called "frontó" (frontón in Spanish) :)

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Jan 31, 2011 - Changes made by coolbrowne:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/1358300">_Husby_'s</a> old entry - "Cancha dividida" » "divided-court games"


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