tvätta

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse þváttr, from Proto-Germanic *þwahtuz, from the root of the verb þvá.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tvätta (present tvättar, preterite tvättade, supine tvättat, imperative tvätta)

  1. wash (to clean with water)
  2. (reflexive) wash; to clean oneself

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Usage notes[edit]

"Tvätta" is used in almost all cases where something is cleaned by water (or other solvents, as in dry cleaning) with one exception. One never uses the verb "tvätta" in the context of doing the dishes; use instead "diska" in that context.

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