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"Undskyld, hvor er dit badeværelse?"

Translation:Sorry, where is your bathroom?

January 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olweg
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I wish there were more sentences like this one in duolingo courses, some practical sentences you can use if you travel in the country :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dysharmonica

Except it's not accurate. "Undskyld, hvor er toilettet" is what you'll use in practice here in DK. Badeværelse is a proper bathroom - with shower/bath --- not a toilet in a restaurant / public.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FabianRxse

you shouldn't say "sorry" but "excuse me". sorry expresses regret while escuse me is to attract someone attention. once again I'm here to learn Danish but I don't want to mess up my English. exercises should be prepared by linguists who have perfect knowledge of both languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FabianRxse

it is not "sorry" but "excuse me". it is different.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tobyponz

Any tips for the pronounciation of "badeværelse"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/szupie

It's basically the words "baths" and "room", so you can split it up as [ˈb̥æːð̩] and [ˈʋæʁɑlsə]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PauliinaVe4

Do you actually use this long word in everyday conversation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dysharmonica

Not really.

If you need to use a bathroom, definitely when out and about (restaurant, station, etc) you'd ask for "et toilet."

Really the only situations where I see "et badeværelse" is when talking about the rooms in a house / apartment. As in "Der er et stort badeværelse til venstre." So not a thing that tourists would normally encounter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rutger_W

Why would you want to know where someones badeværelse is? I usually don't go for a bath the first time I visit someones house.

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