1

Exact question as above. When I say “exercise” it is “exercise” in the sense of physical activity for example, running, badminton, swimming, etc.

2

As noun, "exercice" is correct. We can also use "entrainement" (à la course, au badmington, etc.) which is "training" in English.

An "exercice" can be considered as a specific (specialized) part of the (more general) training. Also an "entrainement" is a set of "exercices".

So the translation to use ("exercice" or "entrainement") is dependent on the context.

As verb, "s'exercer" ou "s'entrainer".

  • There is also "faire de l'exercice" which is more generally "to do sport so you stay fit". Not sure if the English "to do some exercise" is equivalent or not. – Anne Aunyme Sep 20 '17 at 15:02
  • @AnneAunyme based on your translation of the french, I'd say "to exercise" is the English equivalent, frequently understood from context to mean staying in shape – D. Ben Knoble Sep 21 '17 at 16:05
  • @DavidBenKnoble: I confirm it is the same meaning, then. – Anne Aunyme Sep 22 '17 at 9:25

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