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How do you say "Where's the bathroom?" in Italian?

How do you say "Where's the bathroom?" in Italian?

Old 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!
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 11:18 AM
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Dove e la toiletta..
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 11:18 AM
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sandi
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Hopefully you're going to get a phrase book...right? I'm sure this is a troll though.
 
Old 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?
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 11:56 AM
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That would be il bagno.
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 12:01 PM
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Sheila
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Oh B****R!!

Sorry
 
Old 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.

 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 12:10 PM
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Jim
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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.
 
Old 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.
 
Old 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.
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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Il bagno dovè sta. Trust me I'm Italian!
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 02:32 PM
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Hi

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

Peter

 
Old 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!
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 03:27 PM
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Vair ees zee bassroom?
 
Old Jun 19th, 2002, 03:32 PM
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Capo
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If all else fails, point south and make a face that indicates distress. I think they'll get the idea.
 
Old 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...)
 
Old 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!
 
Old Jun 20th, 2002, 04:47 AM
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dove il crappera??
 
Old 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."
 
Old 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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