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13:38 Nov 20, 2008
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English to French translations [PRO]
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino / Outdoor games
English term or phrase: Monkey in the middle
Impossible de me souvenir du nom français... C'est un jeu de balle où l'un des joueurs est au milieu et doit tenter de rattraper la balle que se passent les autres joueurs.
Igor Kazmierski
France
Local time: 16:53
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Summary of answers provided
4 +3le marroneur
Marie Perrin
4Balle au centre
Marie Perrin
3 +1balle au prisonnier
Norbert Bousigue
Summary of reference entries provided
Juste pour éclairer un peu plus la règle du jeu.
Myriam Dupouy

Discussion entries: 2





  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
monkey in the middle
balle au prisonnier


Explanation:
Serait-ce ce jeu ?


    Reference: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balle_au_prisonnier
Norbert Bousigue
France
Local time: 16:53
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Myriam Dupouy: Pardon, je n'avais pas vu votre réponse en postant mon "ask asker". Je ne voulais pas vous froisser. Celà étant, je crois que le ballon prisonnier est un autre jeu.
54 mins
  -> Mais je vous en prie... J'ai bien indiqué qu'il ne s'agit que d'une proposition, en l'absence d'un contexte plus précis.

agree  motom: si c'est bien la balle au prisonnier: deux équipes, qui se lancent la balle en voulant se toucher mutuellement avec celle-ci. Si on rattrappe la balle, on est sauvé, si on se fait toucher, on est prisonnier
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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
monkey in the middle
le marroneur


Explanation:
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Note added at 29 mins (2008-11-20 14:07:54 GMT)
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http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marroneur

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-11-20 14:46:17 GMT)
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On appelait ca "balle au centre" aussi.

Marie Perrin
Local time: 16:53
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  cenek tomas
8 mins
  -> Merci :)

agree  Colin Rowe: The Wikipedia definition is exactly right. From the rest of the article, however, I wonder if this name is perhaps a little region-specific?
29 mins
  -> That's how we called it when I was young, but it has another name : "balle au centre"

agree  Myriam Dupouy: Oui, c'est le jeu, mais je crois qu'il a un autre nom. On y jouait quand j'étais en club, au volley (une variante pour volleyeurs) mais ça me revient toujours pas non plus, bonté divine !
1 hr
  -> Nous on disait comme ca mais aussi "balle au centre"
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
monkey in the middle
Balle au centre


Explanation:
Moins formel et surement plus utilisé dans les cours d'école que "marroneur"

Marie Perrin
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Reference comments


5 hrs
Reference: Juste pour éclairer un peu plus la règle du jeu.

Reference information:
Monkey in the Middle Game

Required: 6 or more scouts
a ball

Instructions: Scouts form a circle from 12 to 30 feet in diameter depending on number of scouts. 'It' is inside the circle.
Players pass a ball around the circle preventing 'It' from touching it. If 'It' touches it, the last scout to touch it is now 'It'.

Interesting:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/53/messages/700.htm...

Myriam Dupouy
France
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Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in category: 117
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