Quick answer
"Loo" is a noun which is often translated as "el baño", and "toilet" is a noun which is often translated as "el inodoro". Learn more about the difference between "loo" and "toilet" below.
loo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bathroom) (United Kingdom)
a. el baño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Charlie likes to read when he goes to the loo.A Charlie le gusta leer cuando va al baño.
b. el váter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Excuse me, I have got to go to the loo.Con permiso, tengo que ir al váter.
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toilet(
toy
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luht
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (apparatus)
a. el inodoro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Please do not throw toilet paper in the toilet.Por favor, no tiren papel higiénico al inodoro.
b. el wáter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Always flush the toilet after using it.Tiren siempre de la cadena después de usar el wáter.
c. el retrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I clean the toilet every day.Limpio el retrete todos los días
2. (room) (United Kingdom)
a. el baño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
May I go to the toilet, please?¿Puedo ir al baño, por favor?
b. el servicio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You can use the toilets on the second floor.Pueden usar los servicios del segundo piso.
c. el lavabo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The toilets are in the back on the right.Los lavabos están atrás a la derecha.
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