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Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to wash, to cleanse, to rinse

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to inquire into, to investigate

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to purify (one's heart)

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to lave (e.g. shore), to wash over (e.g. deck), to sweep

Conjugated forms
Present, Future 洗う, 洗います
[does], will [do]
洗わない, 洗いません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 洗った, 洗いました
洗わなかった, 洗いませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 洗って, 洗いまして 洗わないで, 洗いませんで 洗わなくて
ON: セン KUN: あら.う
wash, inquire into, probe

Stroke: 9 Grade: 6 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-3-6 FC: 3411.1

Parts: 其の (その) バッグ (バック) 洗う (あらう) (とき) 洗濯機 (せんたくき) 入れる (いれる) 下さい (ください)
When you wash the bag, please do not put it in the washing machine.

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