"The soap is in the bathroom."
Translation:Το σαπούνι είναι στην τουαλέτα.
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You are right, it could also be like this. But in daily speech we don't say it so often (μέσα στο μπάνιο, μέσα στο δωμάτιο,...), cause "μέσα" is usually said for describing smaller spaces (e.g. μέσα στο ντουλάπι = inside the closet, and even here it's not necessary to use "μέσα")
"Το σαπούνι είναι στην τουαλέτα." is correct and one of the accepted translations. We don't know why your sentence wasn't accepted.
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When στην is followed by a word that begins with κ,π,τ,ψ,ξ,γκ,μπ,ντ or a vowel it keeps the -ν. Otherwise it is ommited.This rule also applies to την, αυτήν and the negatives δεν, μην, but not to στον/τον/αυτόν. (though you will come upon some sentences in the cource that ommit the -ν from στον/τον/αυτόν, it is wrong.)
Μπάνιο is also correct so your sentence should have been accepted. Did you make a Report?
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In my many years as a teacher and translator, I've had experience with some words that have multiple meanings around the world but this one has always brought up some interesting discussions. On Duolingo we aim to be as precise as possible and to cover the widest cultural usage of vocabulary so we've done some research. There are numerous translations for ""τουαλέτα". Let's have a look, I think you'll find it rather interesting.
bathroom, gown, loo (spéc. anglais britannique), toilet, washroom (American), WC, services, conveniences, facilities, restroom, john, water closet, closet, W.C., bog, water-closet, cloakroom, convenience, lavatory, rest-room, toilette, wash, lav, can, privy, dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet table, dressing-table
bathroom, restroom, toilet,evening gown, formal gown,vanity, dressing table
τουαλέτα η 1. toilet, (ιδ. BrE) lavatory, (AmE) bathroom, WC 2. τουαλέτες (public) toilet, (public) convenience, (AmE) restroom, rest room 3. (έπιπλο καλωπισμού) dressing table, toilet table 4. (επίσημο ενδυμα) dress, outfit 5. (πλύσιμο, φρεσκάρισμα) toilet phr
Translations of τουαλέταNoun toilet... τουαλέτα, αποχωρητήριο, καλλωπισμός, καλλωπιστήριο, ιματισμός, καμπίνες bathroom... τουαλέτα, λούτρο, δωμάτιο λούτρου, δωμάτιο καλλωπισμού lavatory... τουαλέτα, αποχωρητήριο, νιπτήρας, νιπτήρ, δωμάτιο πλύσης, καμπίνες restroom... τουαλέτα, αποχωρητήριο, αναπαυτήριο toilette.... τουαλέτα, αποχωρητήριο, καλλωπιστήριο, ιματισμός, καλλωπισμός, καμπίνες dressing table... τουαλέτα loo... τουαλέτα
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