Are you an expat living in China? Are you tired of seeing your sweaters shrink from a large size to an extra small? Well, then you may have misunderstood the instructions on your Chinese washing machine (洗衣机, xǐyījī).
Take a look at the translations below and improve your laundry skills so your Ayi (Chinese house maid) can take a break from washing your clothes…
|Polyester||化纤洗||huà xiān xĭ|
|超柔洗||chaō róu xĭ|
|wool||羊毛洗||yáng maó xĭ|
|cotton||棉织物||mián zhi wù|
|quick wash||超快洗||chaō kuaì xĭ|
|wash||单洗涤||dān xĭ dí|
|rinse||单漂洗||dān piaò xĭ|
|spin||单脱水||dān tuō shuĭ|
|status||运行状态||yùn xíng zhuàng taì|
|strong wash||强力去污||qiáng lì qù wū|
|extra – rinse||额外漂洗||éwaì piaò xĭ|
|start / pause||开始暂停||kaī shĭ / zàn tíng|
Happy washing and may the fabric be with you!
Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on www.maxxelli-blog.com and was re-published here by kind permission.