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    Hello~ It may sound stupid but can I ask some simple questions?
    I'm really not sure how to call these things that everyday we use.

    How to call the thing that we use to wash dishes?
    How to call the thing that we use to wipe the washed dishes?
    How to call the detergent that we use to wash dishes?
    How to call the gloves when we wash dishes?
    How to call the cloth (with out stick) that we use to clean the floor?
    How to call things that inside the washing machine for washing? (washing? Wash?)
    How to call the spray we use when we kill instacts?

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    Let us do all the things that you want to do. Ace Ventura, pet detective

    How to call the thing that we use to wash dishes? Wife? or
    dishwasher - OneLook Dictionary Search
    How to call the thing that we use to wipe the washed dishes? Towel.
    How to call the detergent that we use to wash dishes? washing-up liquid
    How to call the gloves when we wash dishes? rubber gloves
    How to call the cloth (with out stick) that we use to clean the floor? a piece of cloth
    How to call things that inside the washing machine for washing? (washing? Wash?) dirty clothes
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    How to call the spray we use when we kill instects? insecticide

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ It may sound stupid but can I ask some simple questions?
    I'm really not sure how to call these things that everyday we use.
    Please check these ones:
    How to call the thing that we use to wash dishes? Washbasin or basin, There is also a machine called:dishwasher</SPAN>
    How to call the thing that we use to wipe the washed dishes? Washing cloth or cleaning pad
    How to call the detergent that we use to wash dishes? Cleaning powder or cleaning detergent
    How to call the gloves when we wash dishes? Working gloves
    How to call the cloth (with out stick) that we use to clean the floor? A piece of used cloth
    How to call things that inside the washing machine for washing? (washing? Wash?) dirty/used clothes
    How to call the spray we use when we kill instacts? Hand sprayer


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    Disclaimer 1: I'm not a teacher. Disclaimer 2: I speak American English; Australians may use different words than me.

    I wash dishes in my kitchen sink using a dishrag, dish soap (or dish detergent), and hot water. After I rinse the dishes, I put them on a dish rack; if necessary, I dry them with a dish towel. I don't wear rubber gloves (or latex gloves) when washing dishes, but some people do. More fortunate people have a machine called a dishwasher that will do the dirty work for them.

    When I mop the floor, I use a rag. The thing with a stick is called a mop, of course.

    When I wash clothes, I call the clothes I am washing "dirty clothes" or "laundry". I wash them with laundry detergent (or laundry soap); sometimes I also add bleach.

    I don't kill insects by spraying them; usually I use a fly swatter. Sometimes, though, I spray mosquito repellent on myself.

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    many thanks~

    I exactally got to know how to call all of little things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    many thanks~

    I exactally got to know how to call all of little things.
    Do you mean this?
    I want to know exactly what these things are called.

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    Default Re: How to call ...

    Perhaps:
    Now I know how all of these things are called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    How to call the thing that we use to wash dishes? Wife?
    I think I misunderstood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I think I misunderstood.
    Wives usually wash the dishes, so svartnik made a pun. I'm sure he had no intentions in offending women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    Wives usually wash the dishes, so svartnik made a pun. I'm sure he had no intentions in offending women.
    Yeah, I misunderstood [As I said before], I am sure he would not do that.

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