Kiel oni diras "go potty!"
I'd love to talk to my dog in Esperanto. How would one say "go potty!" in Esperanto? Thanks!
Warning before you read this comment. I don't actually answer the question.
I often like to encourage people who ask questions along the lines of "how do you say X" - assuming that they've already checked a good dictionary or two - to imagine how they would react if they were talking to someone in English who asked what X means.
So - what does "go potty" mean?
- It's daddy-talk for "go to the bathroom" even when there's no bathroom because you're a dog.
- It means to pee or poop.
- Its a way of talking about bodily functions without being too specific, because dogs are easily embarrassed by that sort of thing.
So, with these answers in mind (or others which you can come up with on your own), perhaps some solutions will present themselves.
Thanks, Salivanto. I did check elsewhere before posting but couldn't find a translation.
My gut tells me that "go potty" is a phrase that does not translate literally in any language, but I was hoping it has an analogous colloquialism in Esperanto. I think close expressions are "fais pipi" in French and "haz pipí" in Spanish, but those are both a little too specific.
Perhaps "(vi) faru ĝin" or "(vi) faru tion" would be good commands, if Esperanto doesn't have a familiar phrase already for the command.