Different Spanish Words Used by People in Different Spanish-Speaking Countries.
I was wondering if the people that make Duolingo could add a section to the shop for Spanish (example: the pickup lines). How about words that people in different Spanish-speaking countries people say. Just like in English, the word for bathroom is different from the word that the people in England use.
So, maybe they could add a section in the shop for different words in different SPainsh-speaking countries. It would be very nice and it would be easier.
Way too complex a topic for Duo to take on. There are eight words for soda straw, and dialects do not vary only by country, but by regions within a country. People from Mexico City have a different 'lingo' than those from Guadalajara.
I know that isn't the point of this topic but you said that in England they don't say bathroom. What is the word that replace it?
Actually, they do also say bathroom, but they use that for a room where you take a bath (regardless of whether there is also a toilet in that room). :-)
In case anybody's interested, toilet in (Spain) Spanish is usually "báter", likely originating from "water (closet)", or "retrete". Or for a more formal setting: "inodoro" (smell-less). Bathroom is simply "cuarto de baño". :-)
In Venezuela, we just say "baño". We also say "sanitario" but it's a little bit less common.
Haha check this out: 600 police, firemen and "toilets?!" in the Puerta del Sol? of Madrid for the New Year's Eve celebrations :-p http://elpais.com/ccaa/2015/12/30/madrid/1451475726_249137.html
Baño is also used in Spain to mean the bathroom, but I'd never heard sanitario -that would make me think of hospital or ambulance personell :-)