Petanque is a game of bowls that consists of getting as close as possible to the jack (the small ball). It is the eleventh sport in France with the largest number of licensees. There are 300 000 of them. But it also has millions of amateurs who play it all summer long.
There's a common expression for the sport, "Tu tire ou tu pointes?" It's two ways to throw the ball. Shooting is throwing the ball to chase an opponent's ball. Pointing is throwing the ball to get it as close to the goal as possible.
Vocabulary list :
Petanque : 法式滚球
Ball Game : 球类游戏
Jack : it is a small log of wood of 35 mm diameter 目标球 是一个直径为35毫米的小木球