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les Chiottes

jose-luis1

jose-luis1

What does "les Chiottes" means in english or spanish
toru e

toru e

Les chiottes is informal (or slang), so while it's translated as toilets in Rocket French, it's closer to "the crapper" or "the can" in (American) English (there's an implied element of vulgarity associated with it). Not sure if this is the case in other English-speaking countries. You wouldn't use this if you were in a restaurant and wanted to ask the staff where the bathrooms are. I learned Spanish and am not a native speaker, so I wouldn't know the equivalent vernacular in that language.
Elias-L

Elias-L

In Spanish you could say "El cagadero", but yes, you only use it with your friends, never in a formal conversation.
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour à tous! Thanks toru, you are exactly right. t is definitely not a word that should be used often, it is very vulgar. Keep up the good work! - Marie-Claire

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