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"Water closet" is a noun which is often translated as "el baño", and "bathroom" is a noun which is also often translated as "el baño". Learn more about the difference between "water closet" and "bathroom" below.
water closet
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 used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(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).
Where can I find the water closet? - At the end of the hall.¿Dónde se encuentra el baño? - Al final del pasillo.
b. 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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
May I use the water closet, please?¿Podría usar el retrete, por favor?
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bathroom(
bahth
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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. (room)
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).
I need to go to the bathroom.Necesito ir al baño.
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).
Excuse me, where is the bathroom?Perdón, ¿dónde está el servicio?
c. el cuarto de 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).
(formal)
They're having a new shower installed in their bathroom.Van a instalar una ducha nueva en el cuarto de baño.
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