Understand 'les toilettes' when referring to public restrooms where there are probably more than one. But what about in homes where there is only one?

JayC1Kwiziq community member

Understand 'les toilettes' when referring to public restrooms where there are probably more than one. But what about in homes where there is only one?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jay,

'Toilettes' is always plural in French even in the home.

Other expressions you might hear is,

le/les cabinet/s    but

'les toilettes' is the most used.

'Toilette', singular, means a wash.

Le chat fait sa toilette = The cat is having a wash

Hope this helps!

 

 

ElizabethB1Kwiziq community member

This may only be my point of view, but in North America we use "washroom" - not toilets.  I wonder if salle de bain would be closer??   

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Elizabeth, 

You will only find 'salle de bain' in a house or appartment.

https://www.linternaute.fr/dictionnaire/fr/definition/salle-de-bains/

Understand 'les toilettes' when referring to public restrooms where there are probably more than one. But what about in homes where there is only one?

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