"A macska beugrik a mosdóba."

Translation:The cat is jumping into the restroom.

September 22, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Arcaeca

I can never tell anymore with Hungarian... is the cat jumping into the room with the toilet, or into the toilet fixture itself?

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey

The "mosdó" is never the toilet bowl itself. But it could be the bathroom sink ("mosdókagyló").
In Hungarian, the actual toilet fixture is "WC" ("vé-cé"). More specifically, "wc-kagyló". So, if the cat were to jump into the "wc", now, that would be more ammbiguous.

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hulk014

It supposed to be the room of the toilet.

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/96314081311257

Into the room.

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Raphi_K

Yes, in English the cat is jumping into the toilet (as in the receptacle for human waste)!

Ewww!

August 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bouverie

Better than the kindergarten teacher, I suppose.

February 24, 2017

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In American English anyway, toilet generally refers to the fixture itself. The room is normally called the bathroom or sometimes the restroom.

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

UK English "toilet" is both the room and the fixture. There is usually no toilet in a bathroom (but sometimes there is).

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Feri62705

Toilet comes from Protoalbanian. Të a lehtë. Make easy (yourself) The sam logics is for the tool. Të lehtë - Make easy. Or alat in the Southslavic languages. A lehtë. To make easy. Thou Southslavs consider that alat comes from Turkish. No, drugovi Slaveni nema turcizama u južnoslavenskim jezicima. Sve su to Ilirizmi. Razmotrite to: Consider that. Consider - Kon si nder - Ka=ima, nder - poštovanje. Consider - Vzeti v poštev. Adresa - A nder sa - Visoko poštovanom. Ako mislite da za to ima pro et contra argumenata stavite to na kantar. Kontra - Ka anet të ra - Ima nagnute strane. Kantar - Ka anet të ra - Ima nagnute strane. Na kant je kao njemački? Ka anet - ima strane - na stranu. Kantun - Ka anet të uni - Ima strane koje se unificiraju jedine. If anybody wants to study ethymology Albanian is the must.

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

In English "toilet" is from the French "toilette" which is cloth. An early meaning was washing and dressing (1681).

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Raphi_K

In Australian English, toilet refers to both. We often find American English overly polite and often sounds overly euphemistic to me in this regard.

Public bathrooms/washrooms/WC -> Public toilets. However, in this case, it still seems to be referring to the sanitation hardware.

Even to us it sounds like the cat is jumping into the toilet!

  • Splash!
  • Meow?
  • Ewww!
August 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Feri62705

Gens una sumus

June 17, 2018
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