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"WC" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "WC", and "restroom" is a noun which is often translated as "el baño". Learn more about the difference between "WC" and "restroom" below.
WC
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (water closet) (United Kingdom)
a. el WC
(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).
All rooms have a private WC.Todas las habitaciones tienen WC privado.
b. 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)
He went to the WC in the station before getting on the train.Fue al baño en la estación antes de subir al tren.
c. 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).
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Always wash your hands after going to the WC.Siempre hay que lavar las manos después de ir al wáter.
d. 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)
All the WCs were occupied, and there was a queue.Todos los váteres estaban ocupados, y había cola.
e. 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)
The WCs are at the end of the corridor.Los servicios están al final del pasillo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (toilet bowl) (United Kingdom)
a. el WC
(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).
We had to call a plumber because the WC was blocked.Tuvimos que llamar a un plomero porque el WC se había atascado.
b. 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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He threw his cigarette butt into the WC.Tiró la colilla por el inodoro.
c. 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).
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
There's a cloakroom downstairs with a WC and washbasin.Abajo hay un baño de visitas con wáter y lavamanos.
d. 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)
I opened the bathroom door and she was sat on the WC.Abrí la puerta del baño y ella estaba sentada en el váter.
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restroom(
rehst
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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. (toilet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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).
There was no toilet paper in the restroom.No había papel higiénico en el baño.
b. los servicios
(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).
This restaurant has the cleanest restrooms in the entire city.Este restaurante tiene los servicios más limpios de toda la ciudad.
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