John: Hey, do you know how to run this washing machine?
Nancy: Sure thing! It's pretty simple. First, you need to sort your clothes by color and fabric type. Then, load them into the washing machine.
John: Alright, got it. What's next?
Nancy: Next, you need to add detergent to the dispenser. Be sure to follow the instructions on the detergent bottle to get the right amount.
John: Okay, and what about the water temperature and cycle settings?
Nancy: Good question. You can select the water temperature and cycle settings based on the type of clothes you're washing. For example, if you're washing whites, you might want to choose a hot water setting. And if you're washing delicate items, you might want to choose a gentle cycle.
John: I see. And how do I start the machine?
Nancy: Once you've selected your water temperature and cycle settings, just press the "start" button, and the washing machine will begin the cycle.
John: Great, thanks for your help!
Nancy: No problem, happy washing!
useful expressions and words used in the laundry conversation and their definitions:
- to arrange items in groups based on certain criteria. In the context of laundry, sorting refers to separating clothes by color and fabric type before washing them.
Example: "I always sort my laundry into whites, colors, and darks before washing."
Detergent (noun) -
a cleaning agent used for washing clothes.
Example: "Be sure to add the right amount of detergent to the dispenser."
Water temperature (noun) -
the degree of hotness or coldness of water used for washing clothes.
Example: "You can select the water temperature based on the type of clothes you're washing."
Cycle settings (noun) -
the program or mode that the washing machine operates on during the wash cycle.
Example: "If you're washing delicate items, you might want to choose a gentle cycle."
Dispenser (noun) -
a container or compartment where detergent, fabric softener, or bleach is placed before starting the washing machine.
Example: "Add the detergent to the dispenser before starting the machine."
Start button (noun) -
the button that initiates the washing machine cycle.
Example: "Once you've selected your settings, just press the start button."
Happy washing (expression) -
a common phrase used to wish someone well when doing their laundry.
Example: "No problem, happy washing!"