does "seomra folctha" literally mean bathroom, but is used as the polite way to say toilet? or does it mean toilet? If it does literally mean toilet, what is the word for bathroom?
'Seomra folctha' is bathroom (literally room of the bath)
'Leithreas' is toilet, is perfectly polite and makes more sense in most contexts.
go raibh maith agat :)
What's the difference between seomra folctha and leithreas?
Seems to be the difference between "bathroom" in British/Hiberno-English and the American English
So one could use either then?
Who says 'restroom' in Ireland? I think 'toilet' should be acceptable.
seomra folctha is "bathroom" - a room that contains a bath, not "restroom".
The Irish for "restroom" is leithreas - which is the word for "toilet".
Just my point - 'restroom' was given as a correct response ...
Finally, I'm learning some functional Irish.
It's only functional if you plan on taking a bath when you get there.