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How to say Toilet In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
便所べんじょ
Pronunciation: benjo
How to Say It Outloud: ben-jo
Usage: Commonly used, but can sound a bit old-fashioned.
Example Sentence Japanese:便所はどこですか?
Example Sentence English:Where is the toilet?
KanjiKatakana
トイレトイレ
Pronunciation: toire
How to Say It Outloud: toh-ee-reh
Usage: The most commonly used term for toilet.
Example Sentence Japanese:トイレはどこですか?
Example Sentence English:Where is the toilet?
KanjiHiragana
御手洗おてあらい
Pronunciation: otearai
How to Say It Outloud: oh-teh-ah-rah-ee
Usage: Polite/formal way to refer to the toilet.
Example Sentence Japanese:御手洗はどこですか?
Example Sentence English:Where is the restroom?
Hiragana
おトイレ
Pronunciation: otoire
How to Say It Outloud: oh-toh-ee-reh
Usage: Polite way to refer to a toilet.
Example Sentence Japanese:おトイレはどこですか?
Example Sentence English:Where is the toilet?

Dictionary

お手洗いおてあらいCommon wordjlpt-n1jlpt-n5
Noun
  • toilet; restroom; lavatory; bathroom
便所べんじょCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • toilet; lavatory; water closet; restroom; bathroom
Wikipedia definition
  • Toilet
トイレトイレCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • toilet; restroom; bathroom; lavatory
Noun
  • going to the toilet; relieving oneself
手洗いてあらいCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • washing one's hands; water (or basin, etc.) for washing one's hands
Noun
  • restroom; lavatory; toilet
Noun
  • hand-washing (laundry, etc.)
Wikipedia definition
  • Hand washing
ちり紙ちりがみCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • tissue paper; toilet paper
樋殿ひどの
Noun
  • toilet
閑所かんじょ
Noun
  • toilet; lavatory
Noun
  • quiet place
雪隠せっちん
Noun
  • toilet; lavatory
化粧室けしょうしつ
Noun
  • toilet; lavatory; powder room
後架こうか
Noun
  • toilet
トイレットトイレットCommon word
Noun
  • toilet
大便所だいべんじょ
Noun
  • toilet (for defecating)
ご不浄ごふじょう
Noun
  • bathroom; toilet (room)
厠かわや
Noun
  • privy; toilet
化粧品けしょうひん
Noun
  • cosmetics; toilet articles
Wikipedia definition
  • Cosmetics
お釣りおつりCommon wordjlpt-n4
Noun
  • change (for a purchase)
Noun
  • toilet splashback
トイレットペーパートイレットペーパーCommon word
Noun
  • toilet paper; lavatory paper
Wikipedia definition
  • Toilet paper
汲み取り式便所くみとりしきべんじょ
Noun
  • toilet (from which night-soil may be collected)
Wikipedia definition
  • Pit toilet
粉飾ふんしょく
Noun
Suru verb
  • embellishment (e.g. of a story); ornamentation; decoration
Noun
Suru verb
  • putting on makeup
間取りまどりCommon word
Noun
  • layout (of a house or apartment); arrangement of rooms
Wikipedia definition
  • House plan

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