Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mot du Jour: Laver (To Wash)

Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary © 2005 Oxford University Press:
laver /lave/
transitive verb
to wash [clothes, child, car];~ son linge to do one's washing;~ la vaisselle to do the dishes;~ qch à grande eau to wash sth down;
to clean [wound];
to clear;~ qn d'une accusation to clear sb of an accusation.
se laver reflexive verb (+ v être)
to wash;se ~ les mains to wash one's hands;se ~ les dents to brush one's teeth;
to be washable;
se ~ d'un affront to take revenge for an insult.

je m'en lave les mains I'm washing my hands of it.

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