sports de glisse

English translation: gliding sports

02:54 Feb 12, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: sports de glisse
existe-t-il un équivalent en anglais?
Dominique Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:36
English translation:gliding sports
Explanation:
I have translated dozens of patents related to "gliding sports" - so go ahead and feel free to use the answers proposed to you by some of the other respondents. Gliding sports include skiing, ski boarding, roller skating, ice skating, roller blading etc. This is the generic French term that includes all these various "gliding" sports.
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Sangeeta Prasad
United States
Local time: 18:36
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Summary of answers provided
5Board sports
Juce Evans
naskiing
Janet Kemp
nagliding sports
Sangeeta Prasad
nawinter sports
nora bessaha
naGliding sports
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nagliding sports, glide sports
geo1mar2
nagliding sports, glide sports
geo1mar2
nawinter & water sports ?
Louis RIOUAL


  

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2 hrs
winter & water sports ?


Explanation:
According to the Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique there is no English equivalent yet. The term seems to be one of those abstract generalizations which appeal to certain French minds. It cover all sports where gliding is involved, e.g. skiing, skating or windsurfing. How about hang gliding then ? There is no answer to that. This a question for a Sports Commentators Linguistic Committee...

Louis RIOUAL
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8 hrs
gliding sports, glide sports


Explanation:
Just a suggestion, not found. I don,t think that the word glisse really exists in French, we have glissade ang glissé which are almost synonyms.

geo1mar2
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8 hrs
gliding sports, glide sports


Explanation:
me again. Sorry sports de glisse and la glisse do exist.

geo1mar2
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8 hrs
Gliding sports


Explanation:
For sure.
Don't try Altavista or others: they' ll give you 'sports of slips'...

Evert DELOOF-SYS
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17 hrs
winter sports


Explanation:
this would be more of a verbal or linguistic translation.


nora bessaha
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1 day 3 hrs
skiing


Explanation:
A "glisse" refers to a new type of downhill ski designed to slide quickly, so "sports de glisse" must refer to sports performed on these downhill skis, or skiing.


    Reference: http://www.eurodic.ip.lu
Janet Kemp
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1 day 16 hrs
gliding sports


Explanation:
I have translated dozens of patents related to "gliding sports" - so go ahead and feel free to use the answers proposed to you by some of the other respondents. Gliding sports include skiing, ski boarding, roller skating, ice skating, roller blading etc. This is the generic French term that includes all these various "gliding" sports.


    go to the website of any ski manufacturer
Sangeeta Prasad
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Board sports


Explanation:
The term "Board sports" is used to refer to skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing and other sports with a board. It often works for "sports de glisse", although it obviously excludes roller skating, cycling, etc. which the French expression can also cover, depending on your context.

Juce Evans
France
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