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"Undskyld, hvor er dit badeværelse?"

Translation:Sorry, where is your bathroom?

January 27, 2015


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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 :)


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.


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.


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


Any tips for the pronounciation of "badeværelse"?


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


Do you actually use this long word in everyday conversation?


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.


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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