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" bach newydd"

Translation:A new toilet

July 21, 2016

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

Is ty bach the fixture as well as the room it's in?


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

After getting wrong anwers on two of these, I'm confused about the use of toilet, bathroom, toiled (not accepted as a translation for "toilet"), and tŷ bach. Does tŷ bach refer only to the porcelain appliance, not ever to the room?

At least in the US, bathroom refers mainly to a toilet facility. In a home the room would usually include a shower/tub, but the bathing option isn't a necessary part of the concept (despite the name).


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

tŷ bach is quite straightforward - it was the 'little house' at the end of the garden or wherever. Nowadays it also applies to an inside room with a toilet in it. In British English this room is also called 'a toilet' or 'a loo', etc

A room with a bath or shower in it is typically an ystafell ymolchi, even if it has a toilet in it as well. In British English this is typically a 'bathroom' if it has a bath, or 'shower room' if it has a shower but no bath.

Somewhere in all this is the 'washroom' in US English...


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

Out of interest, how does one say "small house"? "Ty sy'n bach" or something like that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margaret885737

People on other threads have suggested 'tŷ bychan'.

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