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sports de glisse

English translation: board, blade and roller sports

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02:56 Sep 25, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: sports de glisse
Rollerblading, etc.
dwlee
Local time: 00:50
English translation:board, blade and roller sports
Explanation:
This is one of those times when I think there is no nice neat equivalent. We generally refer to them in separate categories. I have had to find this temr in the past and have never been able to come up with a short phrase for it. If it is limited to board sports, then you can use that. Your context includes rollerblading and so board sports is no good. Blade sports does however cover that, but not the board sports. Sliding and gliding sound ridiculous of course as sliding makes you think of children playing on a slide and suggests an element of "freewheeling" not being in control of where you going, which is not the general idea when you're rollerblading! Gliding cannot work of course either as that is very specifically "planeur". Blade sports covers ice skating and (perhaps) also skiing.

Try the above. I may even market it because apart from the reserve with skiing, it covers just about all.

Nikki
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 00:50
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Summary of answers provided
nayou're right
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nawith all due respect to the first answerer...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naboard, blade and roller sports
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nagliding sports
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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17 mins
gliding sports


Explanation:
I clearly remember this same question having been asked about a year ago.
'Gliding sports' then came up as best answer - it still is :-)

Any search engin will come up with several websites explaining all there is to know about all gliding sports...
HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
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31 mins
board, blade and roller sports


Explanation:
This is one of those times when I think there is no nice neat equivalent. We generally refer to them in separate categories. I have had to find this temr in the past and have never been able to come up with a short phrase for it. If it is limited to board sports, then you can use that. Your context includes rollerblading and so board sports is no good. Blade sports does however cover that, but not the board sports. Sliding and gliding sound ridiculous of course as sliding makes you think of children playing on a slide and suggests an element of "freewheeling" not being in control of where you going, which is not the general idea when you're rollerblading! Gliding cannot work of course either as that is very specifically "planeur". Blade sports covers ice skating and (perhaps) also skiing.

Try the above. I may even market it because apart from the reserve with skiing, it covers just about all.

Nikki

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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36 mins
with all due respect to the first answerer...


Explanation:
A websearch for "gliding sports" throws up hits for sports such as "gliding" (see my previous answer), "hang gliding" "paragliding". I really don't think it embraces the French meaning.
Sorry DELTRA!

Nikki

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 hr
you're right


Explanation:
gliding sports can't be used here - I did miss out on the rollerblading.

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
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