Douche in French

Noun form:

1. une douche meaning "a shower". Most often used with the verb prendre (to take).



  • I take a shower. Je prends une douche.
  • You are taking a shower. Tu prends une douche.
  • He is taking a shower. Il prend une douche.

2. Also, douches means "shower room" or "showers".

3. une douche can also mean a "let-down", "bummer", or "ticking-off"

Verb form: Se doucher meaning "to take a shower". Yes, it's the same translation as prendre une douche, except this is a pronominal verb.



  • I take a shower. Je me douche.
  • You are taking a shower. Tu te douches.
  • He is taking a shower. Il se douche.

Also, doucher means "to shower". It is conjugated the same way as se doucher in the present, except the "me, te, se...", etc. must be taken out. Doucher, however, is not a pronominal verb.


1. Collins Robert French Dictionary

2. Bescherelle Complete Guide to Conjugating 12000 French Verbs (English Edition).

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Douche (?), n. [F., fr. It. doccia, fr. docciare to flow, pour, fr. an assumed LL. ductiare, fr. L. ducere, ductum, to lead, conduct (water). See Duct.]


A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.

2. Med.

A syringe.


© Webster 1913.

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