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 No matter where you go in the world, it’s important that you are able to locate te bathrrom. In some countries “bathroom” and “toilet” are separate rooms, and it is necessary to actually specify which you want.  In order to do that you must be able to say the most important phrase of “Where is the toilet?” in the language of the county where you are going. Below is how to say “Where is the toilet?” in numerous languages.

 English: Where’s the toilet?

Afrikaans: Waar is die toilet?

Amharic: Shent Be’tu yet new? (informal) Metatebia Be’tu yet new? (formal)

Albanian: Ku ndodhet banjoja (nevojtorja)?

Arabic: Ain Alhamaam (English transliteration)

Basque: Non dago komuna?

Cantonese (Chinese): bin do hai sai sau gaan? (English transliteration)

Dutch: Waar is het toilet?

French: Ou sont les toilettes?

Filippino: Saan ang toilet ang?

Finnish: Missä on vessa?

German:  Wo is die Toilette?

Greek: Pu’ i’ne i tuale’ta? (English transliteration)

Hebrew: eifo ha’sherutim?(English transliteration)

Hindi: aapkaa snanghar (sauchalya) kahan hai? (English transliteration)

Hungarian: Hol van a mosdo? 

Irish: Cá bhfuil an leithreas?

Italian: Dove e il bagno? 

Japanese: Toire wa doko desu ka?  (English transliteration)

Korean:  Hwa-jang-sil-i O-die Isum-ni-ka? (English transliteration)

Polish: Wua es dee Sse’kjreet?

Portuguese: Onde é a casa de banho?

Russian: Gde zdes tualet? (English transliteration)

Spanish: ¿Dónde está el baño?

Swahili: Wapi chooni?

Swedish: Var är toaletten?

Turkish: Nerede tuvalet nedir?

Welsh: Ble mae’r toiled? 

Yiddish: Vu iz dos bodtsimer?

 

 

 

For more information check out the following sites:

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/toilet.htm

http://translate.reference.com/translate?query=Where+is+the+toilet?++&src=en&dst=sv&v=1.0

http://www.travlang.com/languages/cgi-bin/langchoice.cgi

 

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