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Do French children play I Spy?

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tabitha8 Thu 28-Nov-13 19:05:53

If so, can anyone tell me what they call it? Something like J'epie avec mon petit oeil?
Sorry if that's a poor translation, by the way.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 28-Nov-13 20:04:14

No, I think it is a typically english game.
I have never play that in france as a child and I don't think my niece does either.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 28-Nov-13 20:08:52

Sorry, the translation is not poor but sound silly in french. You would have to find something else than direct translation, i.e.
"J'aperçois quelque chose començant par la lettre..."

tabitha8 Fri 29-Nov-13 17:14:17

Merci beaucoup!

Cutteduppumpkin Fri 29-Nov-13 17:19:48

We used to play exactly that with my french godmother, but I think she just translated the English version into french to amuse us.

Bonsoir Fri 29-Nov-13 17:20:23


ZombiePenguin Tue 10-Dec-13 21:19:01

No. When I lived here, kids did do a few spot x games but not as an actual, arranged, structured game like I-Spy, just a made up, random type one.

loopyluna Sun 16-Mar-14 15:03:39

My DD has tried to play this with French kids. She said "je vois avec mon petit oeuil..." Sadly, they looked blankly at her so that was that!

loopyluna Sun 16-Mar-14 15:04:11

Sorry, oeil not oeuil!!

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