Noun for a toilet
I need the actual noun to use when referring to a toilet bowl. Everything I look up refers to the bathroom as a room. Thank you.
It's the "inodoro". I happened to know since we use the same word in Filipino.
En España: la taza del váter
In Mexico and the U.S. inodoro. That's the sign over them at "Home Depot."
Retrete is another word you'll hear from time to time. I've always been amazed at how many words there are for toilet in every language.
En México taza del baño, escusado o inodro.
Toilets consist of 2 main parts - the tank and the bowl. Many answers here are giving the name of the entire unit, but the question is about the bowl. So of course, Heidita is correct. La taza
WC is an English abbreviation for Water Closet, which is the room that houses toilets. WC is not only used in Europe and sometimes in Asia, but in Mexico as well.
Hopefully this completes the toilet tutorial.
I'm surprised no one has said "el tocado" for "the toilet," that's in the dictionary...
In a sense la taza del váter is WC, no?
Zoltán, not really, the WC is the toilet, the taza el váter is this:
In México ëscusado¨or "inodoro" is common.
Here in Los Angeles, people refer to the toilet as "el servicio" ! But I don't know why nor do I find confirmation for it on the SpanishDict site. Anyone have an explanation for this? Gracias, MarQuitos
Although Heidita is right about the words "water" (room) and "taza del water" (toilet bowl), it is not strange if you hear someone saying: se me cayó en el water. (It is not necessary to say "la taza del water"). It is completely understood. Anyway, I do not want you to get confused.
The easiest way to learn it is how Heidita says because it is the best way to explain it.
la taza del váter
Uuuhh... If I weren't careful, I might think that it meant "a cup of water" !! Disaster !
Another one, far less common but possibly more euphemistic: Excusado