ballet classique

Iana Salenko (Staatsballett Berlin) and Semyon Chudin (Bolshoi Ballet), “Grand Pas Classique” choreography by Victor Gsovsky, 2017 Tanzolymp Gala, Berlin, Germany (February 20, 2017)

Photo © Stanislav Belyaevsky

sports!

maybe you play sports and like languages - here’s an easy way to mix your two passions in life. in french : I “do” du/de la (or “practise” (rare)) + activity, ex : je fais du football / de la natation (same for instruments).


has to do with ice :

- alpinisme (m) : mountaineering

- bobsleigh (m) : bobsleigh

- combiné (m) nordique : nordic combined 

- curling (m) : curling

- patinage (m) : artistique : figure skating / patinage de vitesse : speed skating

- saut (m) à ski : ski jumping / skeleton (m) : skeleton / ski (m) de descente (f) / alpin (m) : downhill skiing / ski de fond : cross-country skiing / ski nautique : water skiing

- snowboard : snowboarding

- hockey sur glace (f) : ice hockey


has to do with water :

- aviron (m) : rowing

- canoë (m) kayak : kayaking

- natation (f) : swimming / natation synchronisée : synchronized swimming

- planche (f) à voile (f) : windsurfing

- plongée (f) : diving / plongée en apnée (f) : snorkelling / plongée sous-marine : scuba diving

- voile (f) : sailing

- volley (m) : volleyball

- water-polo (m) : water polo


ouchy-ouch :

- aikido (m) : aikido

- arts (m) martiaux : martial arts

- boxe (f) américaine : full contact / boxe anglaise : boxing / boxe française : kick boxing / boxe thaï : thai boxing

- judo (m) : judo

- karaté (m) : karate

- lutte (f) : wrestling

- self-défense (f) : self defense

- taekwondo (m) : taekwondo


has to do with a ball :

- badminton (m) : badminton

- base-ball (m) : baseball

- basket(ball) (m) : basketball

- bowling (m) : bowl

- foot(ball) (m) : football / soccer / football américain : american football

- hand(ball) (m) : handball

- rugby (m) : rugby

- tennis : tennis / tennis de table : table tennis


inside :

- danse (f) : dancing / danse classique : ballet / danse moderne : modern dancing

- escrime (f) : fencing 

- gymnastique (f) : gymnastics / gymnastique au sol : floor gymnastic / gymnastique rythmique : eurhythmics

- haltérophilie (f) : weightlifting

- musculation (f) : bodybuilding

- ping-pong (m) : ping pong

- squash (m) : squash

- tir (m) : shooting / tir à l’arc (m) : archery


outside :

- athlétisme (m) : athletics / track and field

- course (f) : running / cyclisme (m) : biking

- golf (m) : golf / hockey (m) sur gazon (m) : field hockey

- jogging (m) : jogging

- lancer (m) de disque (m) : discus throw / lancer de javelot (m) : javelin throw / lancer de marteau (m) : hammer throw / lancer de poids (m) : shot put

- marche (f) : walking

- paintball (m) : paintball / pétanque (f) : petanque

- roller (m) : roller-skating / skate (board) (m) : skate boarding

- yoga (m) : yoga


in nature :

- chasse (f) : hunting / équitation (f) : horse-riding

- escalade (f) : rock climbing (escalader, v : to climb)

- moto-cross (f) : moto cross

- parachutisme (m) : skydiving / parapente (m) : paragliding

- pêche (f) : fishing

- randonnée (f) : hiking / surf : surfing

(from the movie 127 hours, which is almost as bad as Buried)(don’t go outside)