https://www.duolingo.com/RoseAirheart

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.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marwill123

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?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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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). :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinJacks20

toilet, lavatory, water closet, loo (informal)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoseAirheart

What he said^ | |

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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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". :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

In Venezuela, we just say "baño". We also say "sanitario" but it's a little bit less common.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

"Sanitario". Hahaha. I told you :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duonks
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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 :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Hahaha. Interesting! By the way, what is your nationality? Are you Spanish?

2 years ago
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