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le trapèze volant 

flying trapeze

 

le trapèze volant --> Notice "le", not "la"

 

 

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voltige

acrobatics

3

figures de voltige

acrobatics tricks

4

le filet

the net

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5

le bâton, la barre

the bar (of a trapeze)

6

le voltigeur / la voltigeuse

acrobat

7

 

le porteur

catcher

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8

 

voler

to fly

9

en vol

 

in flight

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How can you decode the word "volant"?

"voler" means fly "ant" is like the English "ing" So, "volant" means "flying"

11

 

accrocher

(sound familiar?)

to hang

12

 

accrochant

 

hanging

13

 

les genoux

knees

(think: genuflect means kneeling)

14

 

accrochant par les genoux

hanging by the knees

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la plate-forme

platform

16

 

la chute

a fall (i.e., off the trapeze onto the net)

 

(think: chutes and ladders)

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17

 

la hauture

height

(think: haughty)

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18

 périlleux

perillous

19

 

ratrapper

to catch (the bar)

20

 

le harnais de sécurité

safety harness

21

 

virevolter

spin or flip

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22

 

échauffement

warm-up

23

 

les abdos

abs (muscles)

24

 

élastique

stretchy

25

le tissu aérien

silks

26

le drap

cloth, sheet

think: drapes

27

monter

climb

28

à la seule force des abdos

just using your abs

29

les deux pans de drap

the 2 pieces of silks

30

placer les pieds

place the feet

31

rassemblés entre les pieds

gathered between the feet (or legs)

32

la corde

rope

33

 grimper à la corde

climb on a rope

34

pousser sur les jambes

push with your legs

35

monter les mains

raise your hands/arms

36

 travailler

to work

can be used for working out

37

je travaille les abdos

I work my abs!!!!

38

deux cours par semaine

two classes a week

39

 la clé de pied

a footlock

notice: "la"

40

s'équilibrer

to balance yourself

(as in not falling over)

41

au sol

on the ground 

think: soil

42

 en l'air

in the air

43

corps

body

44

étirement

stretching out

stretching as an exercise

45

en plein air

outdoors, in the open air

46

musculation

bodybuilding

47

coach personnalisé

personal trainer

48

corde à sauter

jump rope

49

élastiques

bands 

(i.e., therabands for stretching)

50

souplesse

flexibility

think: supple

51

grâce

gracefulness

52

 force physique

physical strength