Locating the Restroom in 50 Languages

It’s a common travel problem: you’re visiting a foreign country when nature calls, but you’re not sure where to find the nearest toilet. The locals don’t understand you, the signs aren’t helping — and your situation grows more dire by the minute. Here’s a quick guide to help you find ‘relief’ in 50 of the world’s most commonly spoken languages. 

  • Afrikaans  |  Waar is die toilet? 
  • Amharic  |  Shintabet yet new?  
  • Arabic  |  Ain Alhamaam?
  • Bengali  |  Tôelet ta kothae?
  • Burmese  |  Ein da ga be ma leh?
  • Cantonese  |  Bīndouh yáuh chi só?
  • Czech  |  Kde je prosím záchod?
  • Danish  |  Hvor er toilettet?
  • Dutch  |  Waar is het toilet?
  • Farsi  |  Dashtshuee kojast?
  • Finnish  |  Missä on vessa?
  • French  |  Où sont les toilettes?
  • German  |  Wo ist die toilette?
  • Greek  |  Pou ine i tualetta?
  • Haitian Creole  |  Kote twalèt la?
  • Hausa  |  I na makewayi ya ke?
  • Hebrew  |  Eifo ha’sheirutim?
  • Hindi  |  Tāyalet kahām hain?
  • Hmong  |  Cjav dej nyob qhov twg?
  • Hungarian  |  Hol (van) a vécé?
  • Indonesian  |   Di mana kamar mandi?
  • Italian  |  Dov’è la toilette?
  • Japanese  |  Benjo wa doko desu ka?
  • Khmer  |  Bawng-kohn neuv ai nā?
  • Korean  |  Hwajangsiri eodiyeyo?
  • Malagasy  |  Aiza ny trano fivoahana?
  • Malay  |  Di mana tandas?
  • Maori  |  Kei hea te wharepaku?
  • Mandarin  |  Cèsuǒ zài nǎr?
  • Mongolian  |  Biye zasakh gazar khaana baidag ve?
  • Nepali  |  Sauchalaya kata chha?
  • Norwegian  |  Hvor er toalettet?
  • Polish  |  Gdzie jest toaleta?
  • Portuguese  |  Onde é a casa de banho?
  • Punjabi  |  Tolet kiṭai wai?
  • Russian  |  Gde naхoditsa tualet?
  • Serbian  |  Gde je toalet?
  • Somali  |  Musqusha aawey?
  • Spanish  |  ¿Dónde está el baño?
  • Swahili  |  Choo kiko wapi?
  • Swedish  |  Var är toaletten?
  • Tagalog  |  Nasān ang kasilyas?
  • Tamil  |  Kuliyalarai engai ullathu?
  • Thai  |  Hôrng náhm yòo têe nǎi?
  • Turkish  |  Tuvalet nerede?
  • Ukrainian  |  De tualet?
  • Urdu  |  Bayt-ul-khala khana kahan hay?
  • Vietnamese  |  Câu tiêu ở đâu?
  • Welsh  |  Ble mae’r toiled?
  • Zulu  |  Likuphi ikamelo lokugezela?

By Brad Nehring

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