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How to say toilet in Cantonese?

If there is no sign for toilet, do you know how to ask where is the nearest toilet in Cantonese?

In this lesson, you will learn how to say toilet in Cantonese.

Toilet in Cantonese: 廁所 [ci3 so2]

There are two ways to say toilet in Cantonese. The first word to use is 廁所 [ci3 so2].

ni1 dou6 zeoi3 kan5 ge3 ci3 so2 hai2 bin1 aa3?

呢度最近嘅廁所喺邊啊?

Where is the closest toilet from here?

naam4 ci3 hai2 ji6 lau2,neoi5 ci3 hai2 saam1 lau2。

男廁喺二樓,女廁喺三樓。

Men’s toilet is in 2nd floor, women’s toilet is in 3rd floor.

jat6 bun2 di1 ci3 so2 tung1 soeng4 dou1 hou2 gon1 zeng6。

日本啲廁所通常都好乾淨。

Toilets in Japan are usually clean.

Toilet in Cantonese: 洗手間 [sai2 sau2 gaan1]

Another way to say toilet in Cantonese is 洗手間 [sai2 sau2 gaan1].

This word literally means “place to wash hands”, which 洗 [sai2] means wash, 手 [sau2] means hand and 間 [gaan1] means a place.

ni1 dou6 zeoi3 kan5 ge3 sai2 sau2 gaan1 hai2 bin1 aa3?

呢度最近嘅洗手間喺邊啊?

Where is the closest toilet from here?

jat6 bun2 di1 sai2 sau2 gaan1 tung1 soeng4 dou1 hou2 gon1 zeng6。

日本啲洗手間通常都好乾淨。

Toilets in Japan are usually clean.

heoi3 jyun4 sai2 sau2 gaan1 gei3 dak1 jiu3 sai2 sau2 aa3。

去完洗手間記得要洗手啊。

Remember to wash your hands after you have been to toilet.

FAQs

How to say toilet in Cantonese?

Both 廁所 [ci3 so2] and 洗手間 [sai2 sau2 gaan1] mean toilet in Cantonese and they can be used interchangeably.

Reference

  1. 粵典。「廁所」。
  2. 粵典。「洗手間」。

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