Learning English has a lot of ins and outs (details, parts). There’s so much vocabulary to learn! Learning any language means you learn how to talk about all parts of life. Sometimes you need to start with the basics (first, normal things). In this month’s Easy English Blog, we’ll go over (talk/write about) some of the basics. After reading this blog, you’ll be able to use all of the English bathroom vocabulary you need!

The next time you need to talk about the bathroom, you will be well prepared. There’s absolutely nothing to worry (have fear) about with Bespeaking on your side!


What do you dry (make not wet) your hands on after washing your hands? What do you use to dry yourself when you get out of the shower (where the water goes over you to wash your body)? Instead of asking for a big cloth or a “um….you know… that thing….,” next time ask for a towel!

A towel is a large, fluffy piece of cloth (material) you can use to dry your hands or yourself after washing your hands or when you get out of the shower.

For example:

  • I had to put the towel in the laundry (dirty clothes) because it was wet.


Every good bathroom should have a trashcan. You never know when you’re going to need to throw something (like trash) away in the bathroom!

Just like you have trash in the kitchen, you’ll have trash in the bathroom.

For example:

  • Can you please empty the trash in the bathroom?


I don’t know about you, but I like to treat myself on Sundays. I like to paint my nails, use a face mask, and take a bath in the bathtub. It’s a great way to relax on a lazy day! A bathtub is the round container in the bathroom you can fill with water relax in.

For example:

  • The bathtub was filled with hot water and bubbles.

To bathe

If you’re going to take a bath in the bathtub, then the verb of this action is “to bathe.”

For example:

  • I bathed in the bathtub on Sunday.

To shower

Some people like to take baths, and some like to take a shower. A shower is when you stand in the shower/bath area, and water comes out of a pipe above your head. You can then clean yourself in the shower before using a towel to dry yourself off.

For example:

  • I like to take a shower in the morning before I go to work.

To brush your teeth

How do you clean your teeth? What words do you use to describe that? Luckily, there’s a set phrase in English you can use, which is “to brush your teeth.”

For example:

  • I brush my teeth every morning and every night.


A great word for English bathroom vocabulary is hygiene.  It’s always a good thing to have good hygiene. No one likes it when someone has bad hygiene. Hygiene is when someone takes good care of themselves and makes sure that they are clean- like their teeth, hair, feet, etc.

For example:

  • I practice good hygiene by washing my face and brushing my teeth before bed.


If you’re like me, I have a bunch (a lot) of different products in my bathroom. These could be toothpaste, lotions, vitamins, soaps, or creams for my hair. What sort of products do you have in your bathroom?

For example:

  • I need to buy some new products. I’m all out of toothpaste, soap, and deodorant!

What English bathroom vocabulary do you use? Is there anything on this list you didn’t know? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Erin Duffin lives in Hamburg, is an English teacher, blogger, yoga instructor, and can almost picture herself in that bathtub, practicing her English bathroom vocabulary with a glass of wine and freshly painted toes!  

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