洗澡

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Chinese[edit]

to wash; to bathe bath
simp. and trad.
(洗澡)

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洗澡

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) to take a shower or bath; to wash oneself; to bathe
    [MSC, trad.]
    [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ xiān xǐ ge zǎo. [Pinyin]
    I'm just gonna take a shower.

Usage notes[edit]

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).

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