洗面所

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
せん
Grade: 6
めん
Grade: 3
しょ > じょ
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

洗面 washing one's face + place

Noun[edit]

洗面所 (hiragana せんめんじょ, romaji senmenjo)

  1. washroom

Usage notes[edit]

洗面所 is usually not used to refer euphemistically to a toilet (for which お手洗い is instead used), but instead is used narrowly to refer to the room where there is a washbasin (洗面台 (せんめんだい, ​senmendai)) and one washes one’s hands and face, in contrast to the room (or stall) that houses the toilet or toilets.

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