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limpiar

Translation of limpiar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (dejar libre) See examples:limpiar algo de algo
    to clear something of something
    limpiaron el jardín de hierbajos
    they cleared the garden of weeds

also: limpiarse verbo pronominal

  • (reflexivo) me limpié las manos en un trapo
    I wiped my hands on a cloth
    se limpió la nariz en la manga
    he wiped his nose on his sleeve
    me limpié los zapatos antes de salir
    I cleaned my shoes before I went out
    se limpiaron los zapatos al entrar
    they wiped their feet as they came in
Example sentences
  • Hay que limpiar la casa y poner la basura donde debe estar.
  • Finalmente se le podrá pasar un paño para terminar de limpiar.
  • Dejar durante 30 minutos y luego limpiar con abundante agua tibia.

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