02 December 2006

For the benefit of non-Kanji-readers...

...here are a few words you will encounter on Japanese laundry machines:

普段ふだんfudannormal, or everyday (often the default wash cycle is labelled this way)
注水ちゅうすいchuusuiflood, or filling-with-water
行程こうていkouteidistance. This is often used in combination with chuusui to indicate how much to fill the tub.
毛布もうふmoufublanket (these have special washing instructions)
洗濯石けんせんたくいしけんsentakuishikenlaundry detergent

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