This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (basin)
a. sink
En el baño hay un inodoro, un lavabo y un espejo.In the bathroom there is a toilet, a sink, and a mirror.
b. washbasin (United Kingdom)
Sugiero que hagas tu camino hacia el lavabo para lavarte las manos.I suggest you make your way over to the washbasin to wash your hands.
2. (room)
a. bathroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El lavabo está alrededor de la esquina y a la derecha.The bathroom is around the corner and to the right.
b. restroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Señorita, ¿puedo ir al lavabo?Miss, may I go to the restroom?
c. toilet (United Kingdom)
Perdón, tengo que ir al lavabo un momento.Excuse me, I need to pop to the 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. (objeto)
a. washbasin (United Kingdom)
b. washbowl
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (habitación)
a. lavatory (United Kingdom)
b. washroom
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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1 (pila) washbasin; washstand (anticuado)
2 (cuarto de baño) bathroom; washroom; (EEUU) toilet; (en lugar público) toilet; rest room; (EEUU)
¿dónde está el lavabo de señoras, por favor? where is the ladies, please?
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