Xíshǒujiān

Xíshǒujiān

When you need to find the bathroom, your chinese-english dictionary is never handy. Surprisingly, few textbooks actually cover this bit of vocabulary.

The expression is really simple. The basic grammar pattern is illustrated in the table below.

SomethingLocated at where?
Xǐshǒujiānzài nàlǐ?
Běijīngzài nàlǐ?
Wǒ péngyouzài nàlǐ?

Dialog

ChinesePinyinEnglish
洗手间在哪里? Xǐshǒujiān zài nàlǐ? Where is the bathroom?
在那边. Zài nà biān. Over there.

Vocablulary

ChinesePinyinEnglish
wash
shǒuhand
jiānrooom
洗手间xǐshǒujiānbathroom
zàilocated at
哪里nǎlǐwhere
that
biānside