Le maillot de bain

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Le maillot de bain

Is there a difference between a swimsuit for a boy and a swimsuit for a girl?  For example in English boys wear swim shorts or swim trunks is there a separate word for that in French? Thanks

Asked 1 week ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Annissa,

Well, maillot de bain would be used to describe a generic swimsuit, a garment that men, women, or children would wear to go swimming.

If you wanted to talk about a speedo I would use -

slip de bain

A boy could wear a boxer/ short de bain also.

Take a look at the following page from a well-known catalogue -

https://www.vertbaudet.fr/garcon/maillot-de-bain.htm

Hope this helps!

 

 

Le maillot de bain

Is there a difference between a swimsuit for a boy and a swimsuit for a girl?  For example in English boys wear swim shorts or swim trunks is there a separate word for that in French? Thanks

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