rửa

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See also: rua, rúa, ruá, rùa, rũa, rủa, rữa, and ru'a

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *rɨah.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rửa

  1. to wash, to clean
    rửa tayto wash one's hands
    rửa bátto wash the dishes
    • 2005, Nguyễn Ngọc Tư, "Cánh đồng bất tận" chapter 2 (in Cánh đồng bất tận), Trẻ publishing house
      Nước vo cơm dùng để rửa rau, rửa rau xong dành rửa cá.
      The water from rinsing the rice was used to wash the vegetables, and after washing the vegetables for cleaning the fish.

Usage notes[edit]

The word rửa is used to express washing by rubbing with one's hands. To wash clothes is giặt, to wash oneself or someone else is tắm.

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