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Arabic translation: Aynal-MirHaaD, or Aynal-Hammam?

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08:28 Aug 24, 2000
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: where is the bathroom
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Arabic translation:Aynal-MirHaaD, or Aynal-Hammam?
Explanation:
The first word 'MirHaD' is more classical and it must be understood all over the Arab world. The second word (Hammam) is quite common in many Arab countries.

On a lighter note: you can ask: Wayn (where is ) it-Twalaat (toilet)?
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Ghassan Ghosn
Local time: 01:40
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na"ayn el-merhad"?nisrine n.
naأين الحمام؟H K H ALBULUSHI
naFirst answer is "right on;" here's a Gulf Arabic variantshfranke
naAynal-MirHaaD, or Aynal-Hammam?
Ghassan Ghosn


  

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1 hr
Aynal-MirHaaD, or Aynal-Hammam?


Explanation:
The first word 'MirHaD' is more classical and it must be understood all over the Arab world. The second word (Hammam) is quite common in many Arab countries.

On a lighter note: you can ask: Wayn (where is ) it-Twalaat (toilet)?

Ghassan Ghosn
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in pair: 50

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Raghad
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2 hrs
First answer is "right on;" here's a Gulf Arabic variant


Explanation:
Greetings / tahaiya tayyiba wa b3ad...

The first poster is correct in his responses.

FWIW, a local variant in eastern Saudi Arabia and other Arabian Gulf states uses a different preposition:

"fain al-Hamaam?"

also "fain al-tuwaaliit?"
(heard mostly in the coastal cities in the "lower Gulf" region)

shfranke
United States
Local time: 15:40
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 336

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3 days 22 hrs
أين الحمام؟


Explanation:
أين الحمام؟


H K H ALBULUSHI
Local time: 03:40
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in BaluchiBaluchi
PRO pts in pair: 138

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4 days
"ayn el-merhad"?


Explanation:
el-merhad means bathroom
the word is formal arabic & not informal one,such as the answers proposed on the page.

nisrine n.
Local time: 01:40

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