Quick answer
"WC" is an abbreviation which is often translated as "WC", and "toilet" is a noun which is often translated as "el inodoro". Learn more about the difference between "WC" and "toilet" 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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toilet(
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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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