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French translation: Un diable en boîte

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07:05 Jun 16, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: jack-in-the-box
This is for a child so I am looking for the best, simplest term in french for jack-in-the-box.
Dominique Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:59
French translation:Un diable en boîte
Explanation:
This is the only translation in French that I know of and it's fine for kids.
I am French and remember getting one of those as a kid.
Valérie valerie@angloscope.com
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Valerie Marzac
France
Local time: 17:59
Grading comment
Merci. J'ai également vérifié avec quelqu'un d'autre et oui, c'est le terme le plus utilisé.
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Summary of answers provided
naboite à surpriseLouise Atfield
naUn diable en boîte
Valerie Marzac


  

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9 mins
Un diable en boîte


Explanation:
This is the only translation in French that I know of and it's fine for kids.
I am French and remember getting one of those as a kid.
Valérie valerie@angloscope.com

Valerie Marzac
France
Local time: 17:59
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 47
Grading comment
Merci. J'ai également vérifié avec quelqu'un d'autre et oui, c'est le terme le plus utilisé.
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2 hrs
boite à surprise


Explanation:
Une boite a surprise est une boite avec une manivelle qu'on tourne, et qui soudain laisse sortir un clown ou autre figurine pour surprendre quelqu'un (nous en avions une quand j'etais enfant). Voici la definition de mon dictionaire Robert: "Boite a surprise: qui projette, quand on l'ouvre, une figure grotesque, un objet inattendu". Je pense que certains disent aussi "boite à malice", qui est defini dans le dictionaire par "boite à attrape".

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577
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