|to wash; to bathe||bath|
|simp. and trad.
- (Beginning Mandarin) to take a shower or bath; to wash oneself; to bathe
Note that in casual conversation Chinese speakers do not usually distinguish between taking a shower and taking a bath as is customary in English; 洗澡 (xǐzǎo) could refer to either. To refer specifically to taking a shower, consider 沖澡／冲澡 (chōngzǎo) or 淋浴 (línyù); to refer specifically to taking a bath consider 泡澡 (pàozǎo) or 浸浴 (jìnyù).