''Gel hydracoolique''

KarinaA0Kwiziq community member

''Gel hydracoolique''

Im just a bit confused since, i am trying to learn french and on the 7th or 8th question, it said hand sanitizer is gel hydracoolique, but ive never heard such a word! I dont know, im just a bit confused since, for new people at french, this word (i dont think) shouldn't be used, since i am getting better and better each day, but again, ive never heard this word, nor seen it, for that matter. I dont want to be a pain, but i think this shouldn't be used.

Asked 5 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Karina - it is normal to come across words you don’t know and not just when you start learning a language !

As long as you understand around 80% of what you are encountering, you are both consolidating and learning. 

No pun intended, but ‘gel hydroalcoolique’ is very ‘topical’ in this peri-pandemic era. 

 A good bilingual dictionary helps, and in cases like this a quick search to find its usage online is helpful. 

See attached advertising in 2nd link for this product by Carrefour for instance.

 https://www.wordreference.com/fren/gel%20hydroalcoolique

 https://www.carrefour.fr/p/gel-hydroalcoolique-desinfectant-pour-les-mains-elastoplast-4005900835734

''Gel hydracoolique''

Im just a bit confused since, i am trying to learn french and on the 7th or 8th question, it said hand sanitizer is gel hydracoolique, but ive never heard such a word! I dont know, im just a bit confused since, for new people at french, this word (i dont think) shouldn't be used, since i am getting better and better each day, but again, ive never heard this word, nor seen it, for that matter. I dont want to be a pain, but i think this shouldn't be used.

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