Vocabulaire - La salle de bains

Useful French vocabulary related to the bathroom

Vocab

La salle de bains The bathroom
La baignoire The bathtub
Le lavabo The wash basin
Le robinet The tap
Une armoire à pharmacie Medicine cabinet
Un miroir A mirror
Le tiroir Drawer
Le carrelage The tiled floor
La serviette The towel
La brosse à dents Toothbrush
Le dentifrice Toothpaste
Le sèche-cheveux Hair-dryer
Les cotons-tiges Cotton buds / Q-tips
La brosse à cheveux Hair brush
Le peigne Comb
Le peignoir Bathrobe
Le savon The soap
Le shampooing The shampoo
Le gel douche Shower gel
Le bain moussant Bubble bath
Le panier à linge sale Dirty laundry basket
Le bac à linge sale Dirty laundry basket
La pomme de douche Shower head
Le bain The bath
La douche The shower

Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

AnitaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Les cotons-tiges - cotton buds

It was just to say that i’ve never seen cotton buds marketed as “les cotons-tiges” in South West France, where I live, but as “les bâtonnets ouatés”


Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Anita,

Having checked with other French natives, the ‘bâtonnets ouatés’ is indeed what you would see on the box and is the proper way to describe cotton buds but I don’t think anyone would ask for one of those in everyday life but would use the more normal ‘cotons-tiges’.

Hope this helps!

Les cotons-tiges - cotton buds

It was just to say that i’ve never seen cotton buds marketed as “les cotons-tiges” in South West France, where I live, but as “les bâtonnets ouatés”


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