- 1 [ropa/coche] to wash; [suelo] to mop, wash; [platos] to wash, wash up (BrE) ; [fruta/verdura] to wash lávalo a mano wash it by hand hay que lavarlo en seco it has to be dry-cleaned pantalón vaquero lavado a la piedra stonewashed jeans ¿me lavas el pelo? will you wash my hair?
- 1.1 (lavar ropa) to do the laundry o (BrE) washing 1.2 (en peluquería) lavar y marcar to shampoo and set
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.