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"Where is the bathroom?"

Translation:Kie estas la necesejo?

August 29, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbrock64

According to esperanto dictionary necesejo is toilet And banĉambro is bathroom


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tomicxo

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricGjovaag

Is the word "necesejo" derived from the English "necessaries", an old euphemism for bathroom? Just curious.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lingvulo

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/krokro4

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ariaflame

The number of euphemisms that humans have in most languages for this particular necessity is amazing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edison88

Is "necesi" = "to eliminate (waste)"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robbadob

It actually comes from necesa, necessary. So a necesejo is a place that is necessary (to be polite).

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