do the dishes

do the dishes(
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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. (to clean the dishes)
a. lavar los platos
I always do the dishes right after I eat.Siempre lavo los platos inmediatamente después de comer.
b. fregar los platos
Maya is always in trouble because she never does the dishes.Maya siempre se mete en problemas porque nunca friega los platos.
c. lavar la vajilla
Who usually does the dishes at home? - My father.¿Quién suele lavar la vajilla en tu casa? - Mi padre.
d. fregar la vajilla
When you finish doing the dishes, mop the kitchen floor, please.Cuando acabes de fregar la vajilla, friega el suelo de la cocina, por favor.
e. lavar los trastes
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I ran out of soap, and now I can't do the dishes.Se me acabó el jabón y ahora no puedo lavar los trastes.
f. fregar los trastes
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Go watch TV. I'll do the dishes.Vete a ver la tele, yo fregaré los trastes.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. lava los platos
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Do the dishes. Then you can go out with your friends.Lava los platos. Después puedes salir con tus amigos.
b. friega los platos
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Do the dishes today. Your brother did them yesterday.Friega los platos hoy. Tu hermano lo hizo ayer.
c. lava los trastes
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Please do the dishes before your grandparents come over.Por favor, lava los trastes antes de que lleguen tus abuelos.
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