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Kannada translation: kakkas

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13:22 Jul 25, 2005
English to Kannada translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: Bathroom / toilet
I am a teacher of autistic kids, and one of my students is Indian (from India). I'm not sure exactly what language is spoken in his home (Hindi, punjabic, etc.), but he always says a word that sounds like "cuscus" or "cacous" when he needs to use the bathroom. I am trying to figure out if it is a real word or something he has made up. Thanks!
Erin
Kannada translation:kakkas
Explanation:
Yes, it is kakkas, a regional coinage for Toilet in Karnataka.
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Rajaram
India
Local time: 12:14
Grading comment
Thank you for you help, but I have since discovered that he is saying Kakoos, a Malayam word. I think anyway.... Thank you
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5 +2kakkas
Rajaram


  

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2 days12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +2
bathroom / toilet
kakkas


Explanation:
Yes, it is kakkas, a regional coinage for Toilet in Karnataka.

Rajaram
India
Local time: 12:14
Native speaker of: Native in KannadaKannada, Native in HindiHindi
Grading comment
Thank you for you help, but I have since discovered that he is saying Kakoos, a Malayam word. I think anyway.... Thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jaya Bhat: 'kakkas' means toilet, some use sandaas also. these are all coloquial words the word for toilet is 'paayikhane', for bathroom 'bachhalu mane'
101 days

agree  SATISHA KM
1201 days
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