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Papel de baño

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papel de baño - masculine noun (el), toilet paper. Look up papel de baño in the dictionary

El papel de baño es una de aquellas pequeñas necesidades de la vida en la que nadie piensa hasta que ya no hay.
Toilet paper is one of life's little necessities that no one thinks about until there isn't any left.
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Old May 30, 2008, 06:38 AM
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I know it doesn't sound very elegant, but over here we say papel de váter.
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Most of the time we use toilet paper, but advertisers, so as not to offend,
use bathroom tissue.
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Old May 30, 2008, 06:50 AM
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Yeah, but it sounds better in English. Anyway, do they really say papel de baño in South America?
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It's papel higiénico in Central America.
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Old May 30, 2008, 08:18 AM
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Ah! We say that too.
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Old May 30, 2008, 08:23 AM
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Ah! We say that too.
In advertisments or real life?
I know nobody who actually says papel higiéntico or bathroom tissue. Aqui decimos papel de toilet or toilet paper.
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In advertisments or real life?
I know nobody who actually says papel higiéntico or bathroom tissue. Aqui decimos papel de toilet or toilet paper.
In America, we say toilet paper. We go shopping for toilet paper, but we buy toilet tissue (because that is always what's written on the product itself (and most of us don't even notice or care)). It is always advertised as toilet tissue.
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Old May 30, 2008, 11:11 AM
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Poli, I'm not totally sure, but I think we say it in real life as well...
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Algo curioso para compartir.

Hace algunos años viajé a una provincia en México y al llegar a donde me hospedaría pregunté por -papel higiénico - papel para el inodoro - bueno usé todos los nombres posibles sin éxito. Por fín sale un niño con un pedaso de papel limpiándose la naríz y pude preguntar como se le llamaba al papel higiénico. La mujer saca un paquete y la marca del producto era "Pétalo" asi que por esos sitios solo se conocía como "Pétalo".........

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