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    Hi there,

    I like to hand wash my dishes. What are the names of the towel particularly for washing dishes and dry the dishes? Is it correct to say like this?

    Washing dish towel
    drying dish towel

    Thaks
    pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    I like to hand wash my dishes. What are the names of the towel particularly for washing dishes and dry the dishes? Is it correct to say like this?

    Washing dish towel
    drying dish towel

    Thaks
    pete
    tea towel noun [C] (UK ALSO tea cloth, US dishtowel, kitchen towel)
    a cloth used for drying plates, knives, forks, etc., after you have washed them
    Also: dish rack noun [C] (UK ALSO plate rack)
    a frame in which dishes can be left in order to dry after being washed

    Regards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    tea towel noun [C] (UK ALSO tea cloth, US dishtowel, kitchen towel)
    a cloth used for drying plates, knives, forks, etc., after you have washed them
    ...
    Pay attention to the British/US difference. British English also has the similar-sounding, and related (but totally different) word 'dish-cloth', which is the one that is wet and actually cleans the dishes - except in parts of the world where they have dish-washers.

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