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How do you say bathroom door and toilet door?

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How do you say bathroom door and toilet door? Would it be 'la porte de salle de bains' and 'la porte toilettes' respectively?

April 16, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Qwl8143

La porte de la salle de bain

La porte des toillettes

You can also use the "à" equivalent in place of "de":

La porte à la salle de bain

La porte aux toilettes

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/claude295345

There is only one possibility . La porte de la salle de bains et la porte des toilettes. You cannot use 'à" or "aux"

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Qwl8143

I'm not sure about "à la salle de bain," but I have definitely heard French speakers say "la porte aux toilettes." Perhaps this is one of the scenarios where what a French speaker says is technically incorrect but understood nonetheless. My thinking is that if one of them works, the same formation in a different context should work as well.

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kintaro18

We might say that in french but it's a very weird phrasing. "la porte aux toilettes" might appear in a phrase like "est-ce que tu a fermé la porte aux toilettes ?" which would translate to "did you close the door at/in the toilets?". People would understand but it's weird and a bit wrong. The correct way to say is by using "de" or "des". "La porte de la salle de bain", "la porte des toilettes".

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/claude295345

you don't say " à la salle à bain" which is what you suggest with "la porte à la salle de bain" and that is why it should be "de" or "des" ???

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZaahirAli

I agree with Qwl8143

April 16, 2018
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