As far as I know, American and British English does have differences in expressing the same thing. eg. toilet/restroom/ladies' or men's room for British English and bathroom for American English?
How could I specify in conversation that I really look for a bathroom for bathing or the bathroom for toilet?
Is powder room the same as ladies's room? Is it American expression?
Thanks / ju
Last edited by svartnik; 11-Apr-2009 at 06:05.
Wash-rooms usually have showers, so you can ask, "I wish to shower".
Men's or Ladies rooms usually mean that there is a toilet/urinal facility there but it does not indicate that there is bath or shower also avilable, but there is one wash-basin for getting ready.
Thank you for your reply with the link from www/englishforum.com. As I try to log in as a new memeber for www/englishforum.com, it rejected me with the reason that my email address has been used for log-in. Actually I didn't. May I know whether www/englishforum.com is linked with UsingEnglish.com that's why my 'join-as-a-new-member' has been rejected.
Thanks / ju
Sudhkamp, do I see that right?
Within a period of 1 year you put in 13k posts in these forums? How did you do that? It is not something to sniff at.
You are right!
I also never knew that I am about to complete 13000, no I am still 176 short.
Thanks for noticing. It is just because of friends like you that I respond to almost each post. And that is the crux of the matter.
And I also notice that you are just 10 posts short of becoming a KEY MEMBER. CONGRATULATIONS SVARTNIK.