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French playground term: monkey bars

I can't find good translations for monkey bars (also called jungle gym or climbing frame, a structure in a playground where children may climb). Do they have those in France, and if so what do you ...
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How to say “cooties” in French?

Cooties (occasionally spelled coodies) is an imaginary disease that little boys say little girls have.
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French slang equivalent of “chicken”

You can call someone "chicken" or "chicken hearted" for being scared. Mind it, its not coward which is serious. Is there a funny slang expression like "chicken" in French?
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Les enfants de mes cousins ?

Avec l'augmentation de la durée de vie des grands-parents et des arrières-grands-parents, les familles comptent de plus en plus de membres au fil des générations. Les lieux de communication sociale ...
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Étymologie de halte-garderie

Une halte-garderie (tout au moins à Bruxelles et d'après Wikipedia, en France aussi) est une garderie à temps partiel. Je me rends compte que je ne comprends pas ce nom. Quel est son étymologie ? ...