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lavar los platos
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
a. to wash the dishes
Chicos, pueden jugar a los videojuegos cuando hayan lavado los platos.Kids, you can play your video games after you have washed the dishes.
b. to do the dishes
Si mi novia cocina, entonces yo lavo los platos.If my girlfriend cooks, then I do the dishes.
c. to do the washing-up (United Kingdom)
¿A quién le toca hoy lavar los platos?Whose turn is it to do the washing-up today?
d. to wash up (United Kingdom)
Te compras un lavavajillas y te olvidas de tener que lavar los platos.Buy yourself a dishwasher and you can forget all about having to wash up.
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