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Dutch Everyday: Laundry and Cleaning

[empty laundry basket]
wasmand click to hear
[laundry basket with laundry]
wasmand met was click to hear
[washer, washing machine]
wasmachine click to hear - 2
[a measuring cup with detergent]
waspoeder click to hear = wasmiddel click to hear - 2
[clothespins]
wasknijpers click to hear
[rack for drying clothes]
droogrekje click to hear
[rack for drying clothes]
droogrekje click to hear
[clothesline]
waslijn click to hear
[dryer]
droogtrommel click to hear - 2
[dryer]
droogtrommel click to hear - 2
[(ironing) iron]
strijkijzer click to hear
[ironing board]
strijkplank click to hear
[a large and a small bucket]
emmer en emmertje
[a bucket]
emmer click to hear
[a small bucket]
emmertje click to hear
[rag for wet-cleaning floors]
dweil click to hear - 2
[brush]
borstel click to hear
[a broom]
bezem
[a broom]
bezem click to hear
[a push broom]
schrobber
[a push broom]
schrobber click to hear
[duster and dustpan]
veger en blik click to hear
[a vacuum cleaner]
stofzuiger click to hear - 2
[dusting cloth]
stofdoek click to hear - 2
[a sponge]
spons click to hear
[squeegee]
trekker click to hear
[small wastebasket]
prullenbakje click to hear
[wastebasket]
prullenbak click to hear - 2
[small garbage can]
afvalbak click to hear
[garbage can]
vuilnisbak click to hear
[cleaner]
schoonmaakmiddel click to hear - 2
Afvalbak and vuilnisbak are interchangeable - also notice that the second I in vuilnis is said as a voiceless E. The big things that are put out on the street for the City to collect are nowadays usually called 'containers.'
Before 'squeegees' (trekkers click to hear) soapy windows were wiped of with a zeem click to hear ('chamois') also called zeemleer click to hear - originally a kind of leather rag (not pictured.)
The plural of spons ('sponge') click to hear is sponzen click to hear .
Maandag wasdag click to hear ('Monday laundry-day' - not a good idea)

(de) was
(de) wasmand
(de) wasmachine
hear - 2
(laundry)
(laundry basket)
(washer)
(het) waspoeder
(het) wasmiddel
(de) waslijn
hear - 2
(detergent (powder))
(detergent)
(clothesline)
(de) wasknijper
(het) droogrekje
(de) droogtrommel
hear - 2 - 3
(clothespin)
(rack for drying clothes)
(dryer)
(de) bezem
(de) veger
(het) blik
(de) schrobber
hear - 2
(broom)
(duster; broom)
(dustpan)
(push broom)
(het) stof
(de) stofzuiger
(de) stofdoek
hear - 2
(dust)
([dust sucker] vacuum cleaner)
(dusting cloth)
(de) emmer
(het) emmertje
(de) dweil
hear - 2
(bucket)
(small bucket)
(rag for wet-cleaning floors)
(de) spons
(de) zeem
(de) trekker
hear - 2
(sponge)
(chamois)
(squeegee)

Opgeruimd staat netjes click to hear - [Cleared up, stored away looks neat] 'Out of the way looks good'

Een kind kan de was doen click to hear 2 3 - ['a child can do the laundry'] - it's a very easy job

Some Dutch verbs are compound words that split up in most forms:

EnglishDutch
infinitive
simple
present
singular
simple
present
plural
simple
past
singular
simple
past
plural
perfect
tense
English example to say I say we say I said we said I have said
to wash (do laundry) wassen ik was wij wassen ik waste wij wasten ik heb gewassen click to hear
to wash (yourself) zich wassen ik was me ik waste me ik heb me gewassen click to hear 2
to clean schoonmaken ik maak schoon wij maken schoon ik maakte schoon wij maakten schoon ik heb schoongemaakt click to hear
to tidy up, clear opruimen ik ruim op wij ruimen op ik ruimde op wij ruimden op ik heb opgeruimd click to hear

The Verb Rules - Verb Examples - More Verb Examples

More Pictures with Dutch Words of Everyday Items

[grapes]
food
[pan]
kitchen
[rose]
flowers
[cows]
animals
[a building]
buildings
[bus]
traffic
[flame]
fire
[lightswitch]
electricity

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