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[あら()·]
arau
godan verb, transitive verb

English Meaning(s) for 洗う

godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to wash
  2. to investigate

Definition and Synonyms for 洗う

Wash to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
Synonyms: 洗う
Wash cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
Synonyms: 水洗, 洗う, 洗浄, 洗滌, 洗濯, 濯ぐ, 研ぐ
Washing the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
Synonyms: 水仕事, 水洗, 洗い, 洗う, 洗浄, 洗滌, 洗い物
Dig Into examine physically with or as if with a probe
Synonyms: 掘り下げる, 洗う
Wash clean with some chemical process
Synonyms: リンス, 水洗, 洗う, 洗浄, 洗滌, 洗濯, 濯ぐ
Clean remove while making clean
Synonyms: 掃除, 洗う, 洗濯, 落とす
Clean make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Synonyms: 掃除, 洗う, 洗浄, 洗滌, 浄化, 浚う, 清める, 清掃, 澄む
Wash cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
Synonyms: 洗う, 洗滌, 洗濯
Washout the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
Synonyms: 洗い, 洗う

Meanings for each kanji in 洗う

wash; inquire into; probe Kanji Details »

Categories 洗う is a member of

Modify cause to change
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Remove remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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Work activity directed toward making or doing something
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Perforate pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
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Serve deliver a warrant or summons to someone
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Clean make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
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Soil Erosion the washing away of soil by the flow of water
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Clean clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 洗う

Conjugations for 洗う

masu stem Form
[あら()·]
arai
Negative stem Form
[あら()·]
arawa
te-form
[あら()··]
aratte
Negative te-form Form
[あら()····]
arawanakute
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()·]
arau
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()···]
arawanai
Past Indicative Form
[あら()··]
aratta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
arawanakatta
Presumptive Form
[あら()··]
araou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
araimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()····]
araimasen
Past Indicative Form
[あら()····]
araimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·······]
araimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
[あら()·····]
araimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
araitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
araitakunai
Past Indicative Form
[あら()·····]
araitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·······]
araitakunakatta
te-form
[あら()····]
araitakute
Negative te-form Form
[あら()······]
araitakunakute
Adverbial Form
[あら()···]
araitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()·]
arae
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()····]
arainasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()··]
araeba
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
arawanakereba
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
arattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
arattari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()··]
araeru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()···]
araenai
Past Indicative Form
[あら()··]
araeta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
araenakatta
te-form
[あら()··]
araete
Negative te-form Form
[あら()····]
araenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
araemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()····]
araemasen
Past Indicative Form
[あら()····]
araemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·······]
araemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
arawareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()····]
arawarenai
Past Indicative Form
[あら()···]
arawareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()······]
arawarenakatta
te-form
[あら()···]
arawarete
Negative te-form Form
[あら()·····]
arawarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()····]
arawaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
arawaremasen
Past Indicative Form
[あら()·····]
arawaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()········]
arawaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()···]
arawaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()····]
arawasenai
Past Indicative Form
[あら()···]
arawaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()······]
arawasenakatta
te-form
[あら()···]
arawasete
Negative te-form Form
[あら()·····]
arawasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()····]
arawasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
arawasemasen
Past Indicative Form
[あら()·····]
arawasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()········]
arawasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()····]
arawasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·····]
arawasarenai
Past Indicative Form
[あら()····]
arawasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·······]
arawasarenakatta
te-form
[あら()····]
arawasarete
Negative te-form Form
[あら()······]
arawasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[あら()·····]
arawasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[あら()······]
arawasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
[あら()······]
arawasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[あら()·········]
arawasaremasendeshita

Sample Sentences for 洗う

He washes his car at least once a week.
His work is washing cars.
Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
Let me help you with the dishes.
Mike doesn't have to wash his mother's car today.

Comments for 洗う

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Both forms are acceptable.  洗わされる is a contracted form of 洗わせられる, and is used more commonly in conversation. Thanks for pointing it out though, I'll update the dictionary to include both forms when I get a chance.

Reference: hinative

 

#2 Posted by flint about 4 weeks ago

Hmm wasn't the causative-passive verb supposed to be conjugated as 洗わせられます?

#1 Posted by easebox about 4 weeks ago, last modified at 9:24 AM


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