Olá, let’s learn here some important vocabulary about cleaning! I’m sure you’re gonna use it at some point in your daily routine, especially if you are living in Brazil. You will learn some verbs, together with some example sentences, and some vocabulary of cleaning accessories and cleaning products. Practice, play the audio and make your own sentences in the comment section right below this post!
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lavar → wash
Ex: Eu lavo o banheiro uma vez por semana. (I wash the bathroom once a week.)
passar pano → mop the floor
Ex: Eu gosto de passar pano no chão da casa todos os dias. (I like to mop the floor of the house every day).
tirar poeira → to take the dust off; to wipe; to dust
Ex: A faxineira não tira poeira dos móveis. (The cleaning lady doesn’t dust the furniture.)
varrer → sweep
Ex: Detesto varrer o chão. (I hate to sweep the floor.)
torcer o pano → twist the fabric
Ex: Você precisa torcer o pano. (You have to twist the fabric).
encerar o chão → to wax the floor
Ex: Algumas pessoas enceram o chão. (Some people wax the floor.)
esfregar → to mop
Ex: Por favor, esfregue o chão. (Please, mop the floor.)
escovar → to brush
Ex: Ela escova o tapete quando lava. (She brushes the carpet when she washes it.)
passar aspirador de pó → to vacuum
Ex: Hoje vou só passar o aspirador de pó no chão. (Today I’m just going to vacuum the floor).
2. Cleaning tools:
balde → bucket
rodo → squeegee
vassoura → broom
pano de chão → floor cloth
pano de limpeza → cleaning cloth
bucha → sponge
esponja → sponge
palha de aço → steel wool
esfregão → mop
aspirador de pó → vacuum cleaner
escova → brush
desentupidor → plunger
3. Cleaning Products:
alvejante → bleach
sabão em pó → washing powder
desinfetante → disinfectant
multiuso → multipurpose
cloro → chlorine
água sanitária → bleach
sabão em barra → bar soap
detergente → detergent
álcool → alcohol
limpa-vidros → wiper
sapólio → sapolio
lustra-móveis → furniture polish
cera → floor wax
desengordurante → degreaser
amaciante → fabric softener
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