- How to say where is in french 140
Où est la salle de bain?
Pronounced ooh ay la sell de behn, this term means “Where is the washroom?” Où means “where,” and est means “is.” La salle de bain,if you were to translate it literally, means “the room of bath,” with salle meaning “room” and bain meaning “bath.”
Sometimes, words carry a unique connotation in a language that doesn’t exist in another language. An example of this is the English word “toilet”—it’s hardly acceptable for most polite conversations. However, in French, it’s completely acceptable to ask: Où est la toilette? (ooh ay la twa-lett), which means “Where is the toilet?”
When you think about it, it makes sense; in most situations, you’re not asking for a room with a bath in it. You’re looking for something else entirely. In French, they get right to the point, so don’t feel bashful asking for the toilet. In fact, sometimes if you ask, “Où est la salle de bain?,” you may even receive the response, “La toilette?”
Simply say oui (pronounced like whee, means “yes”) and follow the directions; you can reflect on the differences between French and English while you’re otherwise occupied.