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French translation: jeu de puces

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02:36 Oct 26, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: tidlywinks
In every human activity from tidlywinks to searching for a cure for cancer, hardly ever does the standard become the status quo.
VGP
Local time: 22:13
French translation:jeu de puces
Explanation:
I used to play tidlywinks in England and jeu de puces in France, when I was a child

Étienne Amblard
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Etienne Amblard
Local time: 22:13
Grading comment
Thank you very much. VG
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
najeu de pucesEtienne Amblard
nabagatelle, minutie, mesquinerie, petitessexxxPaul Roige
naTidl(e)winks
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nabroutille(s)
Christian Fournier


  

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20 mins
broutille(s)


Explanation:
il me semble que c'est ça, mais je n'en suis pas sûr. voyons ce que diront nos amis....

Christian Fournier
France
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 2109
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27 mins
Tidl(e)winks


Explanation:
literally means: 'jeu de la puce', hence -in your context- you may indeed translate it as 'broutille(s)'

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 395
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31 mins
bagatelle, minutie, mesquinerie, petitesse


Explanation:
In this contex, tidlywinks means a very unimportant activity, with no repercusion whatsoever. I would translate it as bagatelle, triffle, triviality: "minutie, mesquinerie, petitesse, bagatelle,..." the latter being my fav. A vous de jouer! Salut :)

xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 12
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1 hr
jeu de puces


Explanation:
I used to play tidlywinks in England and jeu de puces in France, when I was a child

Étienne Amblard

Etienne Amblard
Local time: 22:13
PRO pts in pair: 390
Grading comment
Thank you very much. VG

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