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Monday, July 1, 2013

"Floaties", "Beach Umbrella", and Other Essential French Summer Vocabulary for Families!

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We had a playdate with some French-speaking friends this past week at the pool where I discovered I didn't know how to say “floaties”. My friends told me they are called brassards. To help prepare for the rest of the summer of moments like this where I feel mute and frustrated at not having the mot juste when I need it, I put together a cheat sheet. Am I missing anything? See an error or know of a better translation?  Let me know! And thank you again to the Mamans Autour de DC for their helpful input!  Merci!

Air conditioner
<->
la clim (fam.); climatisation-f
amusent park
<->
parc d'attractions - m
barbecue
<->
barbecue- m
baseball
<->
baseball- m
bathing suit
<->
maillot de bain- m
bay
<->
baie - f
beach
<->
plage - f
beach ball
<->
ballon de plage - m
beach bag
<->
sac de plage - m
beach chair
<->
transat - m
beach towel
<->
serviette de plage - f / drap de plage - m
beach toys
<->
jeux de plage - m
beach umbrell
<->
parasol - m
blueberries
<->
myrtilles - f
bikini
<->
bikini - m
blistering heat
<->
chaleur torride - f
boat
<->
bateau - m
summer camp
<->
colonie d'été - f
camping
<->
Camping- m
camp out
<->
camper
canoeing
<->
canoë - m
diving 
<->
plongée - f
diving board
<->
plongeoir -m
dragonfly
<->
libellule - f
fireflies
<->
lucioles - f
floaties
<->
brassards - m / flotteurs - m
fresh fruit
<->
fruits frais- m
Frisbee
<->
Frisbee
gnat
<->
moucheron - m
goggles
<->
lunettes de natation - f
gardening
<->
jardinage- m
heat
<->
chaleur- f
hiking
<->
randonnée
hiking boots
<->
chaussures de randonnée- f
holiday
<->
fête- f
hot
<->
chaud
humidity
<->
humidité- f
ice cream
<->
glace- f
Independence Day
<->
Jour de l'Indépendance- m
inflatable
<->
gonflable
inflatable ring
<->
bouée gonflable- f
insect repellant
<->
repulsif à insectes- m
kickboard
<->
planche de natation - f
kiddie pool / wading pool
<->
pataugeoire / bassin pour enfants
kite
<->
cerf-volant
lawn chair   / deck chair
<->
chaise longue -f
lawn
<->
pelouse - f
lawnmower
<->
tondeuse - f
lightning
<->
foudre - f
life vest
<->
gilet de sauvetage - m
mosqito
<->
moustique- f
muggy
<->
moite
ocean
<->
océan- f
outdoors
<->
à l'extérieur
outdoor pool
<->
piscine découverte
outings
<->
sorties- f
outside
<->
à l'extérieur
paddle boat
<->
pédalo
park
<->
parc
picnic
<->
pique-nique
play
<->
jouer
popsicle
<->
popsicle- m / glace à eau - f
pool
<->
piscine- f
pool (within larger complex)
<->
bassin- m
relax
<->
se détendre
rest
<->
reste
road trip
<->
voyage en voiture- m
sand
<->
sable- m
sandals
<->
sandales- f
sandbox
<->
bac à sable- m
sandcastle
<->
chateau de sable - m
sea
<->
mer - f
searing heat
<->
chaleur torride - f
seashore
<->
au bord de la mer- f
season
<->
saison - f
shorts
<->
short- m
shovel
<->
pelle - f
showers
<->
douches - f
sightseeing
<->
tourisme - m
stifling
<->
étouffant
splash
<->
arroser
sprinkler
<->
arroseur - m
summer
<->
été - m
summer solstice
<->
solstice d'été
sun
<->
soleil - m
sunburn
<->
coup de soleil -m
sundress
<->
robe d'été - f
sunglasstes
<->
lunettes de soleil - f
sunhat
<->
bob - m
sunny
<->
ensoleillé
sunscreen
<->
un écran solaire / une crème solaire
suntan
<->
bronzage - m
sweltering
<->
étouffante
swim
<->
nager
swim fins/flippers
<->
palmes - f
swimming cap
<->
bonnet de bain - m
swim noodle
<->
spaghetti de piscine - m / frite acquatique - f
swimsuit
<->
maillot de bain - m
swim vest
<->
gilet de natation - m
tan
<->
bronzer (v) / bronzage (n)
thunder
<->
tonnerre - m
thunderstorm
<->
orage - m
travel
<->
voyage / voyager
trip
<->
voyage - m
vacation
<->
vacances- f
visit
<->
visiter
voyage
<->
voyage -m
warm weather
<->
temps chaud - m
water balloon
<->
bombe à eau - f
water gun
<->
pistolet à eau - m
watermelon
<->
pastèque - f
waterpark
<->
parc aquatique - m
waterski
<->
ski nautique - m
water slide
<->
toboggan à eau - m

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  2. Super! Je compte utiliser cette liste pour enseigner! Merci.

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