"Where is the Bathroom?" - Finding the Toilet in 62 Languages

Welcome, everyone, to the most ambitious blog we've ever written here at Bathroom City. It has been formed in response to a problem you have likely faced if you have ever travelled abroad. 

There you are, enjoying your vacation, when the call of nature arrives. You look around, but an obvious sign for the toilets isn't jumping out. Panic rises as you realise you have no way of asking the locals where the nearest bathroom is. 

Fear not. Below, you'll find a list of helpful phrases in 62 different languages, that cover all but a handful of the world's population. You can search by language name, or by country. Some countries have several prominent languages, so they may appear more than once, but for the most part each country will be listed under its official language only. 

Afrikaans

 Country(s): South Africa

Male Here Female Damen Toilet Toilet Bathroom Badkamer Men's Toilet Mans se toilet Women's Toilet Vroue se toilet Where is the toilet? Waar is die toilet?

 

Albanian

Country(s): Albania, Kosovo

Male Burra Female Gra Toilet Tualet Bathroom Banjë Men's Toilet WC për burra Women's Toilet WC e grave Where is the toilet? Ku është tualeti?

 

Arabic

Country(s):  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisa, UAE, Yemen  

Male رجل (Rajula) Female امرأة (Imra'a) Toilet مرحاض (Merhardh) Bathroom حمام (Hamaam) Men's Toilet مرحاض الرجال (Merhardh Arrijaal) Women's Toilet  مرحاض المرأة (Merhardh Almarra) Where is the toilet? أين الحمام؟ (Aina Alhamaam?)

 

Armenian

 Country(s): Armenia

Male արական (Arakan) Female իգական (Igakan) Toilet զուգարան (Zugaran) Bathroom լողասենյակ (Loghasenyak) Men's Toilet Տղամարդկանց զուգարան (Tghamardkants’ zugaran) Women's Toilet Կանանց զուգարանում (Kanants’ zugaranum) Where is the toilet? Որտեղ է զուգարանը. (Vortegh e zugarany?)

 

Azerbaijani

 Country(s): Azerbaijan

Male Kişi Female Qadın Toilet Ayaqyolu  Bathroom Vanna otağı Men's Toilet Kişi tualet Women's Toilet Qadın tualet Where is the toilet? Tualet haradadır?

 

Belarusian

 Country(s): Belarus

Male мужчына (Mužčyna) Female жанчына (žančyna) Toilet туалет (Tualiet) Bathroom ванная пакой (Vannaja Pakoj) Men's Toilet Мужчынская туалетная (Mužčynskaja tualietnaja) Women's Toilet Жаночая туалетная (Žanočaja tualietnaja) Where is the toilet? Дзе туалет? (Dzie tualiet)

 

Bengali

Country(s): Bangladesh, Indian territories near Bangladesh  

Male পুরুষ (Purusa) Female মহিলা (Mahilā) Toilet টয়লেট (Ṭaẏalēṭa) Bathroom পায়খানা (Payakhana) Men's Toilet পুরুষদের টয়লেট (Puruṣadēra ṭaẏalēṭa) Women's Toilet মহিলাদের টয়লেট (Mahilādēra ṭaẏalēṭa) Where is the toilet? টয়লেট কোথায়? (Ṭaẏalēṭa kōthāẏa?)

 

Bosnian

 Country(s): Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Male Muški Female ženski Toilet Toalet Bathroom Kupatilo Men's Toilet Muški toalet Women's Toilet Ženski toalet Where is the toilet? Gdje je toalet?

 

Bulgarian

 Country(s): Bulgaria

Male Мъже (Mǎže) Female Жени (Ženi) Toilet тоалетна (Toaletna) Bathroom баня (Banya) Men's Toilet Мъжка тоалетна (Mŭzhka toaletna) Women's Toilet Дамски тоалетна (Damski toaletna) Where is the toilet? Къде е тоалетната? (Kŭde e toaletnata?)

 

Chinese

 Country: China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore

 Note: There are two forms of Chinese - Mandarin and Cantonese. These refer to spoken Chinese - the written is split between simplified (S) and traditional (T). Basically, it is complicated. China predominantly write in simplified, and talk in Mandarin. Taiwanese write in traditional, but talk in Mandarin. And Hong Kong natives write traditional, and speak Cantonese. The hope is that you will be OK, as the pronunciations for both are vague similar. 

Male 男 (Nán) Female 女 () Toilet 马桶 (S) / 馬桶 (T)  (Mǎtǒng) Bathroom 浴室 (S)/ 浴室 (T) (YushiMen's Toilet 男子厕所 (S) / 男子廁所 (T) (Nánzǐ cèsuǒ) Women's Toilet 女子厕所 (S) / 女子廁所 (T) (Nǚzǐ cèsuǒ) Where is the toilet? 哪里是厕所?(S) / 廁所在哪裡?(T) (Cèsuǒ zài nǎlǐ?)

 

Croatian

 Country(s): Croatia

Male Muški Female ženski Toilet Nužnik Bathroom Kupaonica Men's Toilet Muška Nužnik Women's Toilet Ženska Nužnik Where is the toilet? Gdje je zahod?

 

Czech

 Country(s): Czech Republic

Male Páni / Muže Female Dámy / Ženi Toilet Toaleta Bathroom Koupelna Men's Toilet Toaleta Pánské Women's Toilet Toaleta pro ženy Where is the toilet? Kde je toaleta?

 

Danish

 Country(s): Denmark, Faroe Island

Male Herrer Female Damer Toilet Toilet Bathroom Badeværelse Men's Toilet Mænds toilet Women's Toilet Kvinders toilet Where is the toilet? Hvor er toilettet?

 

Dutch

 Country(s): Netherlands, Aruba, Belgium, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Suriname 

Male Heren/Mannen Female Dames/Vrouwen Toilet Toilet Bathroom Badkamer Men's Toilet Herentoilet Women's Toilet Vrouwen toiletten Where is the toilet? Waar is het toilet?

 

English

 Country(s): UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Micronesia, Namibia, Nigeria, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia 

Male Female Toilet Bathroom Men's Toilet Women's Toilet Where is the toilet?

 

Estonian

 Country(s): Estonia

Male Meestele Female Naistele Toilet Tualett Bathroom Vannituba Men's Toilet Meeste Tualett Women's Toilet Naiste Tualett Where is the toilet? Kus on tualett?

 

Filipino

 Country(s): Philippines

Male lalaki Female Babae Toilet Palikuran Bathroom Banyo Men's Toilet Toilet Kalalakihan Women's Toilet Toilet ng babae Where is the toilet? Nasaan ang banyo?

 

Finnish

 Country(s): Finland

Male Miehet Female Naiset Toilet Käymälä / WC Bathroom Kylpyhuone Men's Toilet Miesten Käymälä / WC Women's Toilet Naisten Käymälä / WC Where is the toilet? Missä on vessa?

 

French

 Country(s): France, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu   

Male Hommes Female Femmes Toilet Toilette Bathroom Salle de bain Men's Toilet Les toilettes des hommes Women's Toilet Les toilettes des femmes Where is the toilet? Où sont les toilettes?

 

Georgian

 Country(s): Georgia

Male მამრობითი (Mamrobit’i) Female ქალი (K’ali) Toilet ტუალეტის (Tualetis) Bathroom აბაზანა (Abazana) Men's Toilet მამაკაცის ტუალეტის (Mamakats’is tualetis) Women's Toilet ქალთა ტუალეტის (K’alt’a tualetis) Where is the toilet? სად არის ტუალეტი? (Sad aris tualeti?)

 

German

 Country(s): Germany, Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Male Herren Female Damen Toilet Toilette Bathroom Badezimmer Men's Toilet Herrentoilette Women's Toilet Frauentoiletten Where is the toilet? Wo ist die Toilette?

 

Greek

 Country(s): Greece, Cyprus

Male Ανδρών (Andrṓn) Female Γυναικών (Ginaikṓn) Toilet τουαλέτα (Toualéta) Bathroom δωμάτιο λούτρου (Domatio loutrou) Men's Toilet Τουαλέτα Ανδρικά (Toualéta Andriká) Women's Toilet Τουαλέτα Γυναικών (Toualéta Gynaikó̱n) Where is the toilet? Που ειναι η ΤΟΥΑΛΕΤΑ? (Pou einai i̱ TOUALETA?̱)

 

Gujarati

 Country(s): Parts of India

Male પુરૂષ (Purūṣa) Female સ્ત્રી (Strī) Toilet ટોયલેટ (Ṭōyalēṭa) Bathroom બાથરૂમ (Batharuma) Men's Toilet મેન્સ ટોયલેટ (Mēnsa ṭōyalēṭa) Women's Toilet મહિલા શૌચાલય (Mahilā śaucālaya) Where is the toilet? શૌચાલય ક્યાં છે? (Śaucālaya kyāṁ chē?)

 

Hebrew

 Country(s): Israel

Male זכר (Zahar) Female נקבה (Nikuva) Toilet שרותים (Shirutim) Bathroom חדר רחצה (Halook e hedir) Men's Toilet השירותים של גברים Women's Toilet שירותי נשים Where is the toilet? איפה השירותים?

 

Hindi

 Country(s): Parts of India

Male पुरुष (Purush) Female महिलाएँ (Mahila) Toilet शौचालय (Sochale) Bathroom बाथरूम (Bathroom) Men's Toilet पुरुषों के शौचालय (Purushon ke sochale) Women's Toilet महिलाओं के शौचालय (Mahilaon ke sochale) Where is the toilet? शौचालय कहां है? (Sochale kahaan hai?)

 

Hungarian

 Country(s): Hungary

Male Férfiak Female Nők Toilet Mosdó Bathroom Fürdőszoba Men's Toilet Férfi Mosdó Women's Toilet Női Mosdó Where is the toilet? Hol van a mosdó?

 

Icelandic

 Country(s): Iceland

Male Karlar Female Konur Toilet Salerni Bathroom Baðherbergi Men's Toilet Salerni karla Women's Toilet Salerni kvenna Where is the toilet? Hvar er klósettið?

 

Indonesian

 Country(s): Indonesia 

Male Pria Female Wanita Toilet Toilet Bathroom Kamar mandi Men's Toilet Toilet Pria Women's Toilet Toilet perempuan Where is the toilet? Dimana toiletnya?

 

Italian

 Country(s): Italy, San Marino

Male Signori/Uomini Female Signore/Donne Toilet Toilette Bathroom Bagno Men's Toilet Toilette degli uomini Women's Toilet Toilette delle donne Where is the toilet? Dov'è il bagno?

 

Japanese

 Country(s): Japan

Male 男 (Otoko) Female 女 (Onna) Toilet トイレ (Toire) Bathroom バスルーム (Basurumu) Men's Toilet 男子便所 (Danshi benjo) Women's Toilet 女子トイレ(Joshi toire) Where is the toilet? トイレはどこにありますか?(Toire wa doko ni arimasu ka?)

 

Kazakh

 Country(s): Kazakhstan

Male адам (Adam) Female әйел (äyel) Toilet туалет (Twalet) Bathroom ванна бөлмесі (Vanna bölmesi) Men's Toilet Ерлер дәретхана (Erler däretxana) Women's Toilet Әйелдер дәретхана (Äyelder däretxana) Where is the toilet? Дәретхана қайда? (Däretxana qayda?)

 

Khmer

 Country(s): Cambodia

Male ឈ្មោល (Chhmol) Female ជាស្ត្រី (Chea strei) Toilet បង្គន់ (Bangkon) Bathroom បន្ទប់ទឹក (Bantobtuk) Men's Toilet បង្គន់របស់បុរស (Bangkon robsa boros) Women's Toilet បង្គន់របស់ស្ត្រី (Bangkon robsa strei) Where is the toilet? ដែលជាកន្លែងដែលបង្គន់នេះ? (Del chea kanleng del bangkon nih?)

 

Korean

 Country(s): North Korea, South Korea

Male 남성 (Namseong) Female 여자 (Yeoja) Toilet 화장실 (Hwajangsil) Bathroom 세면실 (Semyeonsil) Men's Toilet 남자 화장실 (Namja hwajangsil) Women's Toilet 여성 화장실 (Yeoseong hwajangsil) Where is the toilet? 화장실은 어디입니까? (Hwajangsil-eun eodiibnikka?)

 

Lao

 Country(s): Laos

Male ຜູ້ຊາຍ (Phusai) Female ແມ່ຍິງ (Aemnying) Toilet ຫ້ອງນ້ໍ (Hong n o) Bathroom ຫ້ອງນ້ໍາ (Hong noa) Men's Toilet ຫ້ອງນ້ໍາຜູ້ຊາຍ (Hongnoa phusai) Women's Toilet ຫ້ອງນ້ໍາແມ່ຍິງ (Hongnoa aemnying) Where is the toilet? ທີ່ຫ້ອງນ້ໍໄດ້? (Thi hong no dai)

 

Latvian

 Country(s): Latvia

Male Vīriešu Female Sieviešu Toilet Tualete Bathroom Vannas istaba Men's Toilet Vīriešu tualete Women's Toilet Sieviešu tualete  Where is the toilet? Kur ir tualete? 

 

Lithuanian

 Country(s): Lithuania

Male Patinas Female Patelė Toilet Tualetas Bathroom Vonia Men's Toilet Vyriški tualetas Women's Toilet Moterų tualetas  Where is the toilet? Kur yra tualetas?  

Macedonian

 Country(s): Macedonia

Male Мaшки (Maški) Female Женски (Ženski) Toilet тоалет (Toalet) Bathroom бања (Banja) Men's Toilet Машки тоалет (Maški toalet) Women's Toilet Женски тоалет (Ženski toalet) Where is the toilet? Каде е тоалетот? (Kade e toaletot?)

 

Malay

 Country(s): Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Male Lelaki Female Perempuan Toilet Tandas Bathroom Bilik mandi Men's Toilet Tandas lelaki Women's Toilet Tandas wanita Where is the toilet? Dimanakah tandas?

 

Maltese

 Country(s): Malta

Male Rgiel Female Nisa Toilet Toilet Bathroom Bathroom Men's Toilet Toilets irġiel Women's Toilet Toilet tan-Nisa Where is the toilet? Fejn hi l-toilet?

 

Mongolian

 Country(s): Mongolia

Male эр (Er) Female эмэгтэй (Emegtei) Toilet бие засах газар (Biye zasakh gazar) Bathroom ариун цэврийн өрөө (Ariun tsevriin öröö) Men's Toilet Эрэгтэйчүүдийн ариун цэврийн (Eregteichüüdiin ariun tsevriin) Women's Toilet Эмэгтэйчүүдийн бие засах газар (Emegteichüüdiin biye zasakh gazar) Where is the toilet? Бие засах газар хаана байдаг вэ? (Biye zasakh gazar khaana baidag ve?)

 

Nepali

 Country(s): Nepal

Male पुरुष (Puruṣa) Female महिला (Mahilā) Toilet शौचालय (Śaucālaya) Bathroom बाथरूम (Batharuma) Men's Toilet पुरुष शौचालय (Puruṣa śaucālaya) Women's Toilet महिला शौचालय (Mahilā śaucālaya) Where is the toilet? यो शौचालय कहाँ छ? (Yō śaucālaya kahām̐ cha?)

 

Norwegian

 Country(s): Norway

Male Herrer/Menn Female Damer/Kvinner Toilet Toalett Bathroom Baderom Men's Toilet Menns toalett Women's Toilet Dame toalett Where is the toilet? Hvor er toalettet?

 

Persian

 Country(s): Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan

Male ﻣردانه (Mardaana) Female زنانه (Zanaana) Toilet توالت (Toilet) Bathroom حمام (Hamaam) Men's Toilet توالت مردانه (Toilet-e-Mardaana) Women's Toilet توالت زنانه (Toilet-e-Zanaana) Where is the toilet? دستشویی کجاست؟ (Dastawaa Kajaasat?)

 

Polish

 Country(s): Poland

Male Panowie Female Panie/Damski Toilet Toaleta Bathroom łazienka Men's Toilet Toaleta męska Women's Toilet Toaleta damska Where is the toilet? Gdzie jest toaleta?

 

Portugese

 Country(s): Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe

Male Homens Female Senhoras Toilet Toucador Bathroom Banheiro Men's Toilet WC dos homens Women's Toilet WC Feminina Where is the toilet? Onde é a casa de banho?

 

Punjabi

 Country(s): Pakistan, parts of India

Male ਮਰਦ (Marada) Female ਔਰਤ (Aurata) Toilet ਟੌਇਲਿਟ (Ṭau'iliṭa) Bathroom ਇਸ਼ਨਾਨਘਰ (Isananaghara) Men's Toilet ਪੁਰਸ਼ ਦੇ ਟਾਇਲਟ (Puraśa dē ṭā'ilaṭa) Women's Toilet ਮਹਿਲਾ ਟਾਇਲਟ (Mahilā ṭā'ilaṭa) Where is the toilet? ਟਾਇਲਟ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਹੈ? (Ṭā'ilaṭa kithē hai?)

 

Romanian

 Country(s): Romania, Moldova

Male Bărbaţi Female Femei Toilet Toaletă Bathroom Baie Men's Toilet Toaletă pentru bărbați Women's Toilet Toaletă pentru femei Where is the toilet? Unde este toaleta?

 

Russian

 Country(s): Russia, Kyrgyzstan

Male Μужской (Muzhskoy) Female Женский (Zhenskiy) Toilet туалет (Tualet) Bathroom ванная комната (Vannaya komnata) Men's Toilet Мужская туалетная (Muzhskaya tualetnaya) Women's Toilet Женская туалетная (Zhenskaya tualetnaya) Where is the toilet? Где туалет? (Gde tualet?)

 

Serbian

 Country(s): Serbia

Male мушки (Muški) Female женски (ženski) Toilet тоалет (Toalet) Bathroom купатило (Kupatilo) Men's Toilet Мушкарци тоалет (Muškarci toalet) Women's Toilet Женска тоалет (Ženska toalet) Where is the toilet? Gde je toalet?

 

Slovak

 Country(s): Slovakia

Male Samec Female Samice Toilet Toaleta Bathroom Kúpeľňa Men's Toilet Toaleta Pánske Women's Toilet Toaleta Pre ženy Where is the toilet? Kde je toaleta?

 

Slovenian

 Country(s): Slovenia

Male Moški Female Ženske Toilet Stranišče Bathroom Kopalnica Men's Toilet Moška Stranišče Women's Toilet Ženski Stranišče Where is the toilet? Kje je stranišče?

 

Somali

 Country(s): Somali

Male Lab Female Dhaddig Toilet Musqul Bathroom Musqusha Men's Toilet Musqusha ragga Women's Toilet Haweenka musqusha Where is the toilet? Meeh musqusha?

 

Spanish

 Country(s): Spanish, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela 

Male Hombres/Caballeros Female Mujeres/Señoras Toilet Inodoro Bathroom Baño Men's Toilet Aseos de los hombres Women's Toilet Aseo de la Mujer Where is the toilet? ¿Donde esta el inodoro?

 

Swahili 

 Country(s): Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Zanzibar

Male Wanaume Female Wanawake Toilet Choo Bathroom Bathroom Men's Toilet Vyoo ya wanaume Women's Toilet Vyoo wanawake Where is the toilet? Ni choo wapi?

 

Swedish

 Country(s): Sweden

Male Herrar Female Damer Toilet Toalett Bathroom Badrum Men's Toilet Män toalett Women's Toilet Kvinnors toalett Where is the toilet? Vart finns toaletten?

 

Tamil

 Country(s): Sri Lanka

Male ஆண் (āṇ) Female பெண (Pen) Toilet கழிவறை (Kaḻivaṟai) Bathroom குளியல் (Kuliyal) Men's Toilet ஆண்கள் கழிப்பறை (Āṇkaḷ kaḻippaṟai) Women's Toilet பெண்கள் கழிப்பறை (Peṇkaḷ kaḻippaṟai) Where is the toilet? கழிப்பறை எங்கே? (Kaḻippaṟai eṅkē?)

 

Thai

 Country(s): Thailand

Male ชาย (Chaai) Female หญิง (Yĭng) Toilet ห้องน้ำ (Hong Naam) Bathroom ห้องอาบน้ำ (Hxng Xab na) Men's Toilet ห้องน้ำชาย (Hung-na chay) Women's Toilet ห้องน้ำหญิง (H̄̂ung-na ỵing) Where is the toilet? ห้องน้ำอยู่ที่ไหน? (H̄̂xngn̂ả xyū̀ thī̀h̄ịn?)

 

Turkish

 Country(s): Turkey

Male Erkekler Female Bayanlar Toilet Tuvalet Bathroom Banyo Men's Toilet Erkek tuvaletleri Women's Toilet Kadın tuvaleti Where is the toilet? Tuvalet nerede?

 

Ukrainian

 Country(s): Ukraine

Male чоловік (Cholovik) Female жінка (Zhinka) Toilet туалет (Tualet) Bathroom ванна кімната (Vanna kimnata) Men's Toilet Чоловіча туалетна (Cholovicha tualetna) Women's Toilet Жіноча туалетна (Zhinocha tualetna) Where is the toilet? Де туалет? (De tualet?)

 

Urdu

 Country(s): Pakistan, parts of India

Male مرد (Mardh) Female خواتین (Hawatheen) Toilet ٹوالیٹ (ToiletBathroom باتھ (Baath) Men's Toilet مردوں کی ٹوائلٹ (Mardhoon Ki Toilet) Women's Toilet خواتین کی ٹوائلٹ (Hawatheen Ki Toilet) Where is the toilet? ٹوائلٹ کہاں ہے؟ (Toilet kahaan hai?)

 

Uzbek

 Country(s): Uzbekistan

Male Erkak  Female Ayol Toilet Hojatxona Bathroom Hammom Men's Toilet Erkaklar hojatxona Women's Toilet Ayollar hojatxona Where is the toilet? Toilet qaerda?

 

Vietnamese

 Country(s): Vietnam

Male Nam Female Nữ Toilet Nhà vệ sinh Bathroom Phòng tắm Men's Toilet Nhà vệ sinh của nam giới Women's Toilet Nhà vệ sinh của phụ nữ Where is the toilet? Nhà vệ sinh ở đâu?