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19:02 Nov 8, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: goalie
soccer position

Summary of answers provided
5 +1gardien de but(s)Helen D. Elliot



6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gardien de but(s)

French:Ice Hockey

gardien de but s CORRECT,MASC

gardien de buts s TRANSL. SOURCE,MASC

DEF - Joueur désigné comme tel dans le rapport de la partie et qui se distingue par le port d'un équipement spécial réglementaire et jouit de certains privilèges; il est chargé d'empêcher que la rondelle ne pénètre dans les buts. s

English:Ice Hockey

goalkeeper s CORRECT

goaltender s CORRECT
goalie s CORRECT
netminder s CORRECT
goaler s CORRECT

CONT - A goalkeeper is a person designated as such on the game report who is identified by the use of special and legal equipment and privileges to prevent the puck from entering the net. s


Helen D. Elliot
Local time: 21:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 77

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Thierry Lalande: C'est ça, gardien de but.
5 mins
  -> Merci! Moi aussi, je préfère la forme au singulier.
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

Goalie is a more familiar form of goalkeeper. Similar to saying keeper. I would therefore not use gardien de but to stickk with the original more colloquial French version but go for the more familiar term gardien.

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Local time: 03:57
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PRO pts in pair: 371
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