fregar los trastes

fregar los trastes
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to do the dishes
¡Qué comida tan deliciosa! - Gracias. Tú friegas los trastes, ¿no?That was a delicious meal! - Thank you. You're doing the dishes, right?
b. to wash the dishes
No puedo fregar los trastes. No queda detergente.I can't wash the dishes. We've run out of dish soap.
c. to do the washing-up (United Kingdom)
¿Recogiste la mesa? - Sí, ¿y tú fregaste los trastes?Did you clear the table? - I did, and did you do the washing-up?
d. to wash up (United Kingdom)
Voy a mirar tele. Fregaré los trastes más tarde.I'm going to watch some telly. I'll wash up later.
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