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Jun 19th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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Nancy
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How do you say "Where's the bathroom?" in Italian?

How do you say, "Where's the bathroom?" in Italian? I figure that may be a very helpful phrase for me to know how to say during my 2-week stay in Italy!
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 11:18 AM
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Dove e la toiletta..
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 11:18 AM
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Hopefully you're going to get a phrase book...right? I'm sure this is a troll though.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 11:36 AM
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We need an English translation first. Do you MEAN bathroom or do you mean toilet?

If a)

Dov'è la bagna?

If b)

Dov'è la toiletta?
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 11:56 AM
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That would be il bagno.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 12:01 PM
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Sheila
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Oh B****R!!

Sorry
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 12:06 PM
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Phil
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Nancy:

Dov'è il bagno or dov'e il gabinetto.

 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 12:10 PM
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Sandi, why do you and your ilk feel the need to continuously accuse people of being a troll? Nancy's question is a legitimate one, albeit one that was discussed fairly recently on this forum.

In any event, Sandi, why don't you just get lost and take your smartass comments with you.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 12:39 PM
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So the fact that she's going to Italy for 2 weeks and the only thing she asks about is "where's the bathroom?"..that doesn't strike you as odd? By the way, I did not say anything rude to her, only suggested that she get a phrase book, which is a legit suggestion. I'll get lost if you will.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 12:41 PM
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also, in the 2 years I've been on this forum I've never accused anyone of being a troll, so don't lump me into any category that you seem to be so concerned about.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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Il bagno dovè sta. Trust me I'm Italian!
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 02:32 PM
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Hi

I understand that "where's the crapper ?" is understood everywhere.

Peter

 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 03:22 PM
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I've never heard "Dov'e sta il bagno?" Carlo, what kind of Italian are you?!
p.s. If your brother is Biagio, tell him I love him!
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 03:27 PM
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Vair ees zee bassroom?
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 03:32 PM
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If all else fails, point south and make a face that indicates distress. I think they'll get the idea.
 
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Jun 19th, 2002, 11:24 PM
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Ok, I sort of get the idea, but what's a troll? Exact definition, please. (I sure wouldn't want to be one...)
 
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Jun 20th, 2002, 04:06 AM
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Marilyn, a "troll" is someone who posts a silly, insincere, provocative or controversial question/comment on a message board with the sole motivation of getting a rise out of everyone. And it usually works!
 
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Jun 20th, 2002, 04:47 AM
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dove il crappera??
 
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Jun 20th, 2002, 05:14 AM
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My Italian teacher tells me that "il gabinetto" is considered a bit old-fashioned nowadays, like referring to it in English as a "W.C."

She tells me that "la toilette", using the French word, is more current in Italy. Also "il bagno."
 
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Jun 20th, 2002, 05:34 AM
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Usually one refers to "the toilets" in plural because you are in a location such as a restaurant, etc, that will have both men's & women's toilets, usually close together as they are everywhere. In this case, use of the Italian plurals is the correct approach:
"Dove sono i gabinetti?" And the word "gabinetto" (singular) for toilet or rest-room is the more commonly used rather than "toaletto."
 
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