- 洗脸 (xǐ liǎn) Wash one's face
- 洗脚 (xǐ jiǎo) Wash one's feet
- 洗手 (xǐ shǒu) Wash one's hands
- 洗手间 (xǐ shǒu jiān) Washroom Literal. Wash hand room
- 洗衣 (xǐ yī) Do laundry Literal. Wash clothings
- 洗衣机 (xǐ yī jī) Washing machine Literal. Wash clothing machine
- 洗衣液 (xǐ yī yè) Laundry detergent Literal. Wash clothing fluid
- 干洗 (gān xǐ) Dryclean Literal. Dry wash
- 洗脑 (xǐ nǎo) Brainwash
- 洗礼 (xǐ lǐ) Baptism Literal. Wash ceremony
- 洗牌 (xǐ pái) Shuffle Literal. Wash cards or tiles
- 洗钱 (xǐ qián) Money laundering Literal. Wash money
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- 洗头 (xǐ tóu) Wash one's hair Literal. Wash head – widely used as a short form of 洗头发 (xǐ tóu fa).
- 洗剪吹 (xǐ jiǎn chuī) Wash, Cut and Blow – the most basic Chinese
abbreviation at the hair salon. Often, ladies tend to opt for Wash and Blow (洗吹) on a more regular basis.
- 洗碗 (xǐ wǎn) Wash the dishes Literal. Wash bowls – Although 洗碟 (xǐ dié) specifically means "wash plates", it is seldom heard in daily conversations. This is probably an interesting cultural difference where Chinese use more bowls than plates. Similarly, a Dish Washer would be referred to as 洗碗机 Literal. Wash bowls machine.
- 洗米 (xǐ mǐ) Wash uncooked rice – short form for 淘洗大米 (táo xǐ dà mǐ) which refers to the process of rinsing uncooked rice in water to remove starch before cooking.