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Vocabulary: clean or dirty
"Go and have a shower!", "Have you washed your hands?" "I'm fed up with the dirty fingermarks you leave everywhere!", "Hum hum ... Looks as if your feet are dirty...", "You nails need cutting and cleaning!" How many sentences are said and repeated, in every language, before cleanness and cleanliness are (more or less) acquired... and how many sentences before our kids' rooms are tidied up and cleaned?
Cleanliness and cleanness, for "Man cubs" are neither innate nor acquired easily as they are, they say, for cats... ! Parents have to say, repeat, show, and repeat again!... if they are lucky enough to know the vocabulary in use...
Cleanness Lots of germs being transmitted... Cleanliness
|wash (soap)/ rub/ scrub||rinse -> dry|
|neat||neat as a new pin|
|spotless/ immaculate/ to be spick and span||to be tidy/ untidy|
|to be tidy/ to be orderly||to be neat and tidy|
|to put things away/ do some tidying up||to mess up a room|
|to be a shambles||upside-down/ higgledy-piggledy|
|to dirty||to get dirty/ to dirty oneself|
|to get dirty/ to get soiled||this material shows the dirt|
|filth=> to be filthy||this material soils (gets dirty) easily|
Untidy /// Tidy... Tidy room/ tidy work => tidy mind!
|grease=> greasy||dust=> dusty|
|a smear||a mark|
|to make a mess||fingermarks|
|soiled||to stain/ a stain/ a spot|
They're muddy... Sticky fingers...
|rubbish (BE)/ trash (US) (singulier)||kitchen waste/ household refuse|
|litter (singulier)||a dustbin= a rubbish bin (BE)|
|a trash can/ a garbage can (US)||a rubbish chute/ garbage chute|
|a waste disposal unit/ a grinder||to throw stg in the dustbin|
A rubbish bin/ a garbage can Litter A rubbish/ garbage chute
Here was the necessary vocabulary to talk precisely about « clean ou dirty » ... I'm sure your success will be great... Good luck!
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