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"Where is the bathroom?"

Translation:Kie estas la necesejo?

2 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jbrock64
jbrock64
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According to esperanto dictionary necesejo is toilet And banĉambro is bathroom

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomicxo

Yes, so if they want the translation to be «necesejo» then why isn't the English sentence "Where is the toilet?"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salvesen

In the USA whatever room has the toilet in it is called the bathroom or the restroom. Toilet will work also along with several other words like john, head, facilities, lavatory and others. Bathroom is by far most common followed by restroom

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricGjovaag
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Is the word "necesejo" derived from the English "necessaries", an old euphemism for bathroom? Just curious.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lingvulo
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I don't know if Zamenhof that English word in mind at the time, but it's certaily possible. (Necesejo is one of the words in the Universala Vortaro, so it's pretty old.) But as for it's "derivation", it's quite natural Esperanto regardless: neces-ej-o.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/krokro4

In French one used "cabinet de nécessité" which was afterwards shortened as "cabinet"

4 weeks ago