"Where is the bathroom?"

Translation:Hol van a fürdőszoba?

November 12, 2016

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When you say "bathroom" here, how are we to know if it's a mosdó or a fürdöszoba? In Hungary toilets are usually separate from the room with the bathtub in it.


I don't know the current toilet-only vs combined bathroom ratio in Hungary, but there is a good chance that you will find both versions.
I guess it will have to be made clear in the context. When you ask this question in a restaurant, there is a good chance you are not talking about taking a shower. Also, whoever answers this question will probably explain the situation if the facilities are at separate locations.


I have wondered it if is a purely english quirk to refer to the "bathroom" even when there is no bath or shower, such as in a business. But that is very common in the US. Other terms that are less common are "washroom" or "restroom." While they are all used interchangeably, "restroom" is most used in a commercial or professional setting (ie not at a home). If you are in the US, you can easily use any term and the person you are asking will direct you to the place where the toilet and sink are. If you are in the context of needing a bath or shower, such as in a health club or gym, you can just ask where the shower is. In homes, the bath and shower (usually one unit) are in the same room or suite as the toilet and sink.

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