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How To Ask "Where Is The Bathroom?" In 10 Languages

So you're going to a foreign country, eh? There are a number of sentences you should memorize in that country's language, and this is definitely one of them. Scrubbing Bubbles wants you to be prepared.

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When you're stranded under the Eiffel Tower:

French!

When you need an excuse to skip the Running of the Bulls:

Spanish!

When the cat cafés are so cute that you need to actually take a moment:

Japanese! Pronounced "toire wa doko desu ka."

When you need someplace to escape the cold:

Russian! Pronounced "gde zdes vannaya komnata."

When the cherry blossoms make you forget that nature is calling:

Mandarin! It's a tonal language, but it's pronounced something like "shee soh jen zeye nar."

Get thee to a lavatory, you fierce gladiator.

Italian!

When Oktoberfest got you like:

German!

We hear the bathrooms in Ikea are pristine:

Swedish!

You when a lion gets too close to your safari group:

Swahili!

And in case you forget...

English!

All illustrations by Kevin Valente / BuzzFeed

Congrats — you're ready to head abroad. Good thing, too. Scrubbing Bubbles knows what goes on behind closed doors.