lavar

 
lavar
transitive verb
1. (to clean) 
a. to wash 
Tienes que lavar la fruta antes de comértela.You must wash the fruit before eating it.
b. to launder (clothes, linens) 
¿Quieres que te lave esta camisa?Do you want me to launder this shirt for you?
lavarse
reflexive verb
2. (to clean oneself) 
a. to wash 
Lávate bien las manos antes de tocarte los ojos.Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.
lavar
transitive verb
1. (limpiar) 
a. to wash 
lavar a manoto hand-wash, to wash by hand
lavar y marcarshampoo and set
lavar en secoto dry-clean
2. (fig) 
lavarle el cerebro a alguiento brainwash somebody
3. (honor) 
a. to clear 
4. (ofensa) 
a. to make up for 
intransitive verb
5. (detergente) 
a. to get things clean 
6. (hacer la colada) 
a. to do the washing 
lavarse
pronominal verb
7. (general) 
a. to wash 
espera un momento, que me estoy lavandohold on a minute, I'm washing o I'm getting washed
lavarse las manos/la carato wash one's hands/face
lavarse los dientesto brush o clean one's teeth
lavar
transitive verb
1 (limpiar) to wash
lávale la cabeza a la niña wash the child's hair; lavar los platos to wash the dishes; do the washing up; lavar en seco to dry-clean; lavar y marcar to shampoo and set; tejanos lavados a la piedra stonewashed jeans; camisa de lava y pon drip-dry shirt
2 [+dinero] to launder
3 [+honor, ofensa, pecado] to wash away
4 (Minería) to wash
pronominal verb
lavarse to wash; have a wash
tengo que lavarme antes de salir I need to wash o have a wash before going out; lavarse los dientes to clean one's teeth; me lavé las manos antes de comer I washed my hands before eating; el gobierno se lavó las manos ante este asunto the government washed their hands of the whole affair
Phrases with "lavar"
Here are the most popular phrases with "lavar." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
lavar los platos
to wash the dishes
lavar el carro
to wash the car
lavar el coche
to wash the car
lavar la ropa
to do the laundry
Examples
Verb Conjugations for lavar
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
lavo
lavé
lavaba
lavaría
lavaré
lavas
lavaste
lavabas
lavarías
lavarás
él/ella/Ud.
lava
lavó
lavaba
lavaría
lavará
nosotros
lavamos
lavamos
lavábamos
lavaríamos
lavaremos
vosotros
laváis
lavasteis
lavabais
lavaríais
lavaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
lavan
lavaron
lavaban
lavarían
lavarán
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