Let’s learn some helpful and useful Spanish phrases including:
1. How to say flush the toilet in Spanish
2. How to say that’s none of your business in Spanish
How To Say Flush the Toilet In Spanish
A customer sent me an email asking “how do you say flush the toilet paper down the toilet in Spanish?”
It is probably more helpful for you to know how to say “flush the toilet” in Spanish so I will I cover that phrase:
Vacíe el baño (usted)
Vacía el baño (tú)
Well, that’s how they say “flush the toilet” in Colombia . . .
In other Spanish speaking countries you may hear the following:
Tire de la cadena.
Descargue el inodoro.
By the way, I can imagine why this customer specifically wanted to know how to say “flush the TOILET PAPER down the toilet” in Spanish.
In many parts of Latin America, it is common for people to put the toilet paper in the waste paper basket instead of flushing it down the toilet. I know as a Gringo you could not imagine putting toilet paper in a waste paper basket instead of flushing it down the toilet.
Well in Colombia and many other parts of Latin America, toilet paper has been known to clog the toilets so it is common for people to just put it in the waste paper basket.
I actually found an interesting post on the Net from a bunch of Gringos living in Colombia who
are discussing this Colombian “costumbre” (habit/custom). The post is called “Toilet Etiquette
Here’s the link . . . but before you read this post I must WARN you that if you have a weak stomach or if you just finished eating a meal you may want to avoid reading it. It is somewhat “asqueroso” (gross).
How To Say That’s None of Your Business In Spanish
A customer also sent me an email asking “how do you say ‘that’s none of your business!’ in Spanish?” He didn’t mention who he wanted to say the phrase to but here’s how you’d say it:
¡Eso no es asunto tuyo!
(That’s none of your business!)