Can you think of any other words to say "play truant"?
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Some school principals talk about the truancy rates. The words 'play truant' is very popular.
Yes, my French teacher told me the French equivalent is 'faire l'école buissonière"
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no playing truant only
hitchhiker skiving (V.v.v.v.v.british word) shirking off
They are good suggestions but, in a school context, people in the UK usually talk about bunking off http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/bunk-off-sth?q=bunk+off+%28sth%29