Les cotons-tiges - cotton buds

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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