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Washing Machine and Dryer Kanji!

and associated kanji to do with washing, cleaning, and product-buying!

電源… dengen … power switch
入 … (dengen o) ireru … on
切 … (dengen o) kiru … off
一時停止 … ichijiteishi … pause
ロック解除 … rokku kaijo … unlock
防菌 … boukin… antibacterial
防臭 … boushuu … deodorization

洗濯・洗い … sentaku/arai … wash
すすぎ… susugi … rinse
脱水 … dassui … drain
洗濯コース … sentaku koosu … washing course
乾燥 … kansou … dry
予約 … yoyaku … setting the timer
時間 … jikan … time/hours
分 … fun … minute/s
残り … nokori … remaining (time)

給水 … kyuusui … water supply
温水 … onsui … warm water
衣類 … irui … clothes
量 … ryou … quantity/amount

* 衣類量 quantity of clothes
* 洗剤量 amount of detergent

標準 …hyoujun … normal/standard setting
わが家流 … wagaryuu … personalized settings
念入り … nen’iri … gentle setting
毛布 … moufu … setting for linen/blankets
室内干し … shitsunai boshi … indoor drying (hanging clothes inside)
洗・乾切替 … sen/kan kirikae … setting for switching between washing/drying
洗濯~乾燥連続運転 …sentaku~kansou renzoku unten … continuous operation from washing to drying
洗濯のみ … sentaku nomi … wash only
乾燥のみ … kansou nomi … drying only
ソフト温風 … sofuto onpuu … soft warm air
送風 … soufuu … cooling
高温 … kouon … high temperature (hot)
弱 … yowa(i)/jyaku … gentle/weak
強 … tsuyo(i)/kyou … strong
控えめ … hikaeme … low/controlled (setting for drying)

洗剤 … senzai … detergent/soap
粉石けん … kona sekken … powder soap
粉末洗剤 … funmatsu senzai … powder detergent
粉末漂白剤 … funmatsu hyouhakuzai … powder bleach
仕上げ剤 … shiagezai … fabric conditioner
液体洗剤 … ekitai senzai … liquid detergent
液体漂白剤 … ekitai hyouhakuzai … liquid bleach
柔軟剤 … juunanzai … fabric softener

槽洗浄 … sousenjou … cleaning the wash tub
排水 … haisui … drainage/water discharge

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8 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    When I found this I was extremely happy. This is an incredibly useful piece of information.

    本当に私は嬉しかったです。
    どうもありがとうございました。

  2. Yes, very useful! Thank you!

  3. Thank you SO MUCH! This was really useful

  4. jibberino says:

    Thank you ありがと

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you sooooo much!!!

  6. Veejay says:

    Thanks so much. I wanted “spin-dry only” and found that 標準 …hyoujun + 脱水 … dassui did the trick.

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