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French Bathroom Vocabulary

French Bathroom Vocabulary

Lexique de la salle de bains et les produits de toilettes

On this page you’ll find a complete list of French bathroom vocabulary. Please note the use of the word for bathroom in French is la salle de bains. In France, the salle de bains almost always includes a full showing and a bathing facility along with the wash basin. It’s important to distinguish this with le W.C. (water closet), which refers to a small room of only a few square feet in area that simply comprises a toilet and sink for hand washing.

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Useful vocabulary

  • bathrobe un peignoir de bains
  • bathroom la salle de bains
  • bathroom les toilettes
  • bathtub la baignoire
  • dental floss le fil dentaire
  • electric shaver un rasoir électrique
  • faucet / tap le robinet
  • flusher la chasse d’eau
  • hair dryer un sèche-cheveux
  • mirror le miroir
  • mouthwash le rince-bouche
  • shampoo le shampooing
  • shaving blade une lame de rasoir
  • shaving cream la crème à raser
  • shower la douche
  • sink le lavabo
  • soap le savon
  • toilet paper le papier toilette
  • toothbrush la brosse à dents
  • toothpaste la dentifrice
  • towel une serviette

Applicable verbs

  • to brush your hair se brosser les cheveux
  • to brush your teeth se laver les dents
  • to clean your ears se nettoyer les oreilles
  • to comb your hair se peigner, se donner un coup de peigne
  • to dry your hair se sécher les cheveux
  • to do your hair se coiffer
  • to put on cream se mettre de la crème
  • to put on deodorant se mettre du déodorant
  • to put on perfume se parfumer, se mettre du parfum
  • to shave se raser
  • to take a shower prendre une douche
  • to wash your hair, have a shampoo se laver les cheveux
  • to wash your hands se laver les mains

More useful terms

  • antiseptic l’antiseptique (m)
  • aspirin l’aspirine (f)
  • bandage un bandage, un pansement
  • bath mat un tapis de baignoire, un tapis antidérapant
  • bath towel une serviette de bain
  • bidet un bidet
  • bubble bath un bain moussant
  • cologne l’eau de Cologne (f)
  • comb un peigne
  • conditioner l’après-shampooing (m)
  • cotton balls les boules de coton (f)
  • curlers un bigoudi
  • curling iron un fer à friser
  • disinfectant le désinfectant
  • dropper un compte-gouttes
  • emery board une lime à ongles
  • eyedropper un compte-goutte
  • face cloth un gant de toilette
  • flush la chasse d’eau
  • to flush the toilet tirer la chasse d’eau
  • garbage can la poubelle
  • hairbrush une brosse à cheveux
  • hamper un panier (à linge)
  • hand towel un essuie-mains
  • loofah une éponge végétale, un louffa
  • make-up le maquillage
  • medication les médicaments
  • medicine cabinet une armoire à pharmacie
  • moisturizer la crème hydratante
  • mouthwash le bain de bouche, gargarisme
  • nail clippers un coupe-ongles
  • nail file une lime à ongles
  • nail polish le vernis à ongles
  • ointment la pommade, la crème, le baume, l’onguent (m)
  • perfume le parfum
  • plunger une ventouse
  • Q-tip un coton-tige
  • razor un rasoir
  • razor blade une lame de rasoir
  • scale une balance
  • scissors les ciseaux
  • shaving cream la crème à raser
  • shaver un rasoir électrique
  • shower curtain un rideau de douche
  • shower stall une cabine de douche
  • soap dish un porte-savon
  • sponge une éponge
  • swab un tampon
  • talcum power le talc
  • tissue un mouchoir en papier, un kleenex
  • toilet seat la lunette des toilettes
  • towel rack le porte-serviettes
  • tweezers une pince à épiler
  • urinal un urinoir
  • wipes une lingette
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