Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
19:26 Aug 31, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:do u need to use the bathroom
I need to know how to say do u need to use the bathroom in japanese so my mom can say it to one of her kindergartners who is japanese and has just moved here he knows very little english
Explanation: Could be rephrased in a number of ways. This is a kind of way to address yourself to a child at around the kindergarten age. After saying this, you will guide him/her to the bathroom and tell how to use, etc...
Explanation: I think it is better to say "Do you want to go to the toilet?" since the person you are talking with is a kindergartener. That is how we say in Japan. (For translation, see above)
But if you want to know literal translation of your sentence, it will be, "toireni iku hitsuyou-ga arimasuka?" (トイレに行く必要がありますか？”
I am a Japanese mother with children, having raised a child in Japan for many years.
Explanation: I've seen the proposed answers and all of them are good, but assuming that your mom knows litte or no Japanese, I wanted to make the phrase simple.
The meanings and pronunciations are
toire(bathroom): almost the same pronunciation as 'toilet', but omit the 't'sound at the end.
oshikko(pee pee): Oh-shit-koh