difference between мыть and чистить

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difference between мыть and чистить

Postby machine_head » Apr 1st, 15, 14:09

Hi!
I would like to know what is the difference between the verbs мыть and чистить (to clean). I know that чистить is the one we use about teeth, like to brush your teeth, but I have seen it in other contexts, чистить плиту for example. I guess it doesn't mean to brush the stove, so I wonder if there is any difference in the meaning.
Thank you for your help!

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Re: difference between мыть and чистить

Postby alena149 » Apr 2nd, 15, 22:56

мыть - to clean with water. чистить - with brush or knife or smth else

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Re: difference between мыть and чистить

Postby machine_head » Apr 3rd, 15, 13:44

:D thanks :D


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