How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

Tips Be aware that bathrooms are not the same as toilets in some countries. Whilst it’s common to request to use the bathroom when you need to empty your bladder or bowels in North America, in other countries, the bathroom is where you go to have a bath in other countries, and there may not be a toilet or WC in the room you are directed to if you ask for the bathroom. If you are having trouble with whole sentences, then just say the appropriate word for bathroom. For example, if you are in Mexico and just say “el baño” or “baño” in a questioning tone, they will know what you mean and will point you in the right direction. If you want to impress your friends by saying things in a different language, choose one that sounds exotic, such as Mongolian, as opposed to a language so closely related to English, like Spanish or German. When using the Chinese dialects, have a lot of patience with the person you’re talking to, especially if you’re not familiar with using Asian accents. Chinese languages depend a great deal on intonation, which is not a major component of Western languages. In Polish it is easier to say: Szukam WC? ( shoo-cam voo-tze). In Hebrew, the ch in the word slicha is hard to pronounce, and might be confusing for the other person. It would be more understandable if you say just Sherootim.
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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

Be aware that bathrooms are not the same as toilets in some countries. Whilst it’s common to request to use the bathroom when you need to empty your bladder or bowels in North America, in other countries, the bathroom is where you go to have a bath in other countries, and there may not be a toilet or WC in the room you are directed to if you ask for the bathroom. If you are having trouble with whole sentences, then just say the appropriate word for bathroom. For example, if you are in Mexico and just say “el baño” or “baño” in a questioning tone, they will know what you mean and will point you in the right direction. If you want to impress your friends by saying things in a different language, choose one that sounds exotic, such as Mongolian, as opposed to a language so closely related to English, like Spanish or German. When using the Chinese dialects, have a lot of patience with the person you’re talking to, especially if you’re not familiar with using Asian accents. Chinese languages depend a great deal on intonation, which is not a major component of Western languages. In Polish it is easier to say: Szukam WC? ( shoo-cam voo-tze). In Hebrew, the ch in the word slicha is hard to pronounce, and might be confusing for the other person. It would be more understandable if you say just Sherootim.
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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

Whether you’re planning a trip to France or to a French-speaking country or you just want to learn a little French, knowing a few helpful expressions can make you feel more comfortable with the language. In the following articles, you can find basic French expressions, questions for gathering information or asking for help, and phrases to use in a restaurant. You’ll also find the dates and numbers in French.
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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

Getting to know the days and months of the French calendar helps you keep track of your travel plans, French holidays, and engagements. The following tables list the days of the week and months of the year in French.
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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

Basic Questions in FrenchKnowing how to ask a few basic questions in French can come in very handy when you travel to a French-speaking country and need to know the time or where something is located or just want to get some basic information, English French Pronunciation Do you speak English? Est-ce que vous parlez anglais? ehs-kuh vooh pahr-ley ahN-gleh? How are you? Comment allez-vous? koh-mahN-tah-ley-vooh? Would you help me please? Pourriez-vous m’aider? pooh-ree-ey vooh mey-dey ? What’s your name? Comment vous appelez-vous? koh-mahN vooh-zah-pley-vooh? What time is it? Quelle heure est-il ? kehl uhr eh-teel? What’s the weather like? Quel temps fait-il? kehl tahN feh-teel? How much does . . . cost? Combien coûte…? kohN-byaN kooht. . . ? Where can I find . . .? Où est-ce que je peux trouver. . .? ooh ehs-kuh zhuh puh trooh-vey….? Where are the bathrooms? Où sont les toilettes? ooh sohN ley twah-leht? Do you have. . . ? Avez-vous…? ah-vey vooh. . . ? Where is. . . ? Où est…? ooh eh…? Could you please speak more slowly? Pourriez-vous parler plus lentement, s’il vous plaît? pooh-ree-ey-vooh pahr-ley plew lahNt-mahN, seel vooh pleh? Could you repeat that, please? Pourriez-vous répéter, s’il vous plaît? pooh-ree-ey-vooh rey-pey-tey, seel vooh pleh?
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How To Say Where Is The Bathroom In French

Ordering in a French RestaurantIf you go to a French restaurant, these expressions can come in very handy. Practice them first, so that you can relax and enjoy the dining experience. English French Pronunciation The menu, please. Le menu, s’il vous plaît. luh muh-new, seel vooh pleh. I’d like. . . . Je voudrais. . . . zhuh vooh-dreh. . . . What do you recommend/suggest? Qu’est-ce que vous recommandez/suggérez? kehs-kuh vooh ruh-kohh-mahN-dey/sooh-zhey-rey? Another (beer) please. Encore (une bière), s’il vous plaît. ahN-kohr (ewn byehr), seel vooh pleh. The check, please. L’addition, s’il vous plaît. lah-dee-syohN, seel vooh pleh. A receipt, please. Un reçu, s’il vous plaît. uhN ruh-sew, seel vooh pleh. Enjoy your meal. Bon appétit! bohN-nah-pey-tee!
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French and English are the official languages of Canada and are most commonly spoken;  there are francophone communities in every province and territory. Quebec’s largest city, Montreal, is very bilingual as both French and English are commonly spoken by residents. Outside Montreal and the National Capital Region around Ottawa, the rest of Quebec is overwhelmingly French-speaking, though one can usually find some people who can understand English, particularly in areas popular with tourists.
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Provincial laws In Quebec limit the use of English on most signs on and within stores, which can make shopping somewhat challenging for visitors who speak only English. (Canadians who do not speak French may find that, due to a lifetime of exposure to bilingual labelling, they have absorbed enough French to read basic store signs–the proverbial “cereal box French”.) 
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If you absolutely have to use the bathroom, time your exit well, for example, not just before a new course is brought in. It could be at the end of a course, since the French don't remove the empty plates right away; just leave the table as discreetly as you can. You may say a soft, “Veuillez m’excuser” (“Please excuse me”), but it's not at all necessary.
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There are two way to say “bathroom” in french. There is “salle de bain” which translates to “room of bath” and “toilettes”, which, obviously, means “toilets”.
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When traveling in a French-speaking country, you need to know numbers for shopping, dining, transportation, and exchanging money. With this list, you can start practicing numbers in French.
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In Quebec, you will find that people react to you more favourably if you begin by making an effort to speak French, even if the person you are speaking to is perfectly bilingual in French and English. This is considered a matter of courtesy, as the Québécois take great pride in their native language. One should also be careful not to automatically assume that everyone will understand English. In Montreal, most stores and restaurants manage well in English, but that is not usually the case elsewhere in the province. 
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Canadian English and Canadian French (marked as Cdn below) sometimes differ from the forms spoken elsewhere, but in general, the differences are not too great to impede comprehension to speakers of other national dialects of the two languages. Here are some helpful phrases in Canadian English and Canadian French.
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Tips If you’re looking for the bathroom, you’d probably ask, “Où est la salle de bain?” meaning “Where is the bathroom?” This phrase is pronounced “oo (rhymes with moo) ay (rhymes with say) la (rhymes with spa) sahll duh bain”. If you are looking for the toilets, you should ask “Où sont les toilettes?” meaning “Where are the toilets?” This phrase is pronounced “oo sont lay twah-let”.
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If you’re looking for the bathroom, you’d probably ask, “Où est la salle de bain?” meaning “Where is the bathroom?” This phrase is pronounced “oo (rhymes with moo) ay (rhymes with say) la (rhymes with spa) sahll duh bain”. If you are looking for the toilets, you should ask “Où sont les toilettes?” meaning “Where are the toilets?” This phrase is pronounced “oo sont lay twah-let”.