lavarse los dientes

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lavarse los dientes(
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lohs
 
dyehn
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to wash one's teeth)
a. to brush one's teeth
Raúl, ¿cuántas veces te he dicho que te laves los dientes antes de acostarte?How many times I've told you to brush your teeth before you go to bed, Raul?
b. to clean one's teeth
Los dentistas aconsejan lavarse los dientes al menos tres veces al día.Dentists advise you to clean your teeth at least three times a day.
lavar los dientes
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
2. (to was someone's teeth)
a. to brush someone's teeth
Teresa le lava los dientes a su bebé con un poquito de pasta de dientes.Teresa brushes her baby's teeth with a little bit of toothpaste.
b. to clean someone's teeth
Ramón le lava los dientes a su hermana pequeña porque ella no sabe hacerlo sola todavía.Ramon brushes his little sister's teeth because she can't do it by herself yet.
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