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French snowboarding vocabulary - which words and phrases would be most useful?

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Dear Snowboarders,
I'm hoping to provide a French vocabulary guide for a list of various mountain-sports related words and phrases.
The skiing ones are all pretty obvious but not having snowboarded, I wondered if there was any specific terms that might be useful to know?
Any suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks.
Neil Neige
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merde, j'ai mal au cul
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Je suis coincé. Puis-je obtenir un remorquage?
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Je m'assoirais avec plaisir.
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Thank you for these - most amusing! 'Mal au cul' is a useful addition to my general French knowledge!
The 'puis je obtenir un remorquage' would be quite handy. Until I checked Google translate, I thought it was something to do with needing to remortgage!
Feel free to suggest phrases in English. I think snowboarders like to avoid long gentle slopes (hence the remorquage thing) and drag lifts so maybe I need something relating to that.
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I think snowboarders like to avoid long gentle slopes (hence the remorquage thing) and drag lifts so maybe I need something relating to that.

J'ai marre de cette putain de tire-fesses


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snowboarders like to avoid long gentle slopes (hence the remorquage thing) and drag lifts

Beginners, maybe. They're not particularly a problem after that.
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trois-six = 360
peuf = powder
"snowboard" is now more commonly used than "surf a neige"
fart = wax (seriously)
fartage = wax-job (Tu peux me faire une fartage? C'est combien pour une fartage?)

Tes skis sont toujours perdus dans la peuf?

Casses-toi ou je mettrai ton putain de baton ou le soleil ne brille pas! wink
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Putain bordel de merde : handy as a general exclamation Wink
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Casses-toi ou je mettrai ton putain de baton ou le soleil ne brille pas!

Outstanding! Laughing
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[quote="stevomcd"]trois-six = 360
peuf = powder
"snowboard" is now more commonly used than "surf a neige"
fart = wax (seriously)
fartage = wax-job (Tu peux me faire une fartage? C'est combien pour une fartage?)

I am not asking someone how much it is for a wax job!!!!
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iskar, it's a pretty everyday question in your average ski shop!
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Many thanks for these. Lots of mentions of 'putain' which Google translate tells me means 'whore'.
Is snowboarding a popular pastime among French prostitutes?
Couple more terms I've read about. 'Goofy' (right foot first, I think) - anyone know the French?
Also, I've read that 'bonk' is when you crash your snowboard into a tree? Is this true, and is there a French equivalent?
Bit worried I might have been reading a spoof snowboarding-speak site!
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Neil Neige, This will keep you busy for a while: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=1505033&highlight=freestyle+chat#1505033

I'm off to work on my toasty 390 shingrabs.
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pam w wrote:
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I think snowboarders like to avoid long gentle slopes (hence the remorquage thing) and drag lifts so maybe I need something relating to that.

J'ai marre de cette putain de tire-fesses


I'm not going to teach the kids that one Shocked
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musher, well if you leave out "putain de" the rest is not impolite, and highly relevant!Neil Neige, "putain" is a general-purpose swear-word. Are you sure you're cut out for this task? Laughing
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Putain is a bad word, but not a very bad one. I think it translates literally as 'whore', but it's used a bit like an American saying 'sonofabitch' with about the same level of sweariness. People say it absolutely all the time. Especially down South.
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Neil Neige, if you don't understand/have never heard of the relevant terms in your own language, you may find there are pitfalls in trying to translate them into another one. Laughing
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pam w wrote:
J'ai marre de cette putain de tire-fesses


"Ce putain de tire-fesses"..tire-fesses is masculine (even though "fesses" is feminine... ) wink
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Neil Neige, the French use the same (English) words for "regular" (left-foot forward) and "goofy" (right-foot forward).

"Bonk" doesn't mean crashing - it's the deliberate act of tapping some object with your board, usually in mid-air.

The more general term would be jib/jibbing which is riding your board on something which is not snow - originally urban handrails, but now all sorts of purpose-built rails and boxes, plus trees, rocks, snowmakers, prone skiers, small children, etc....

Again, the French just say "le jibbing".

In the terrain park a jump is a "tremplin" or "saut" and some other kind of obstacle (jib) is a "module". A halfpipe is a halfpipe... par contre, ceci n'est pas un pipe...
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Ce putain de tire-fesses"..tire-fesses is masculine

Kruisler, merci! I had put "ce putain..." then edited it on the basis that putain is (presumably?) feminine, couldn't decide whether it was a noun or an adjective in that context.... then gave up!!
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pam w, Laughing

I sympathise, believe me!

Une putain (a whore) would indeed be a feminine noun.
But in the context of swearing, "putain" behaves has a genderless adjective of sort, that does not match its associated noun.
e.g. "ce putain de travail" or "cette putain de voiture"

that's a lot of swearing in one post! Very Happy
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Deux Bierres s'il vous plais. Mon Ami va payer.

All you need in any language wink
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Possibly why the French spell spell it Vladimir Poutine...
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