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Well, it's for hygiene. Oh, very important. It is a very important topic. Let us all be having good hygiene. Let us all have good hygiene. Anyway, let's learn how to talk about -
Begin. Hi, everybody and welcome back to Top Words. My name is Alisha and today we're going to talk about 10 words you can use to talk about hygiene or cleanliness. So, let's begin.
“To wash your hands”
The first expression is "to wash your hands." "To wash your hands" is with soap and water in the restroom somewhere. So, wash your hands before cooking or wash your hands after using the toilet, for example. In a sentence, "Wash your hands after using the bathroom."
“To shower”
The next expression is "to shower." To shower or to shower or, maybe, you prefer "to take a bath." So, to shower is usually standing up, though you can do it sitting down, depending on the country you live in, I suppose. "To shower" is that the water just hits you continuously. "To take a bath" is you sit in the bathtub. You sit down and you are surrounded by water. That is a bath.
Surrounded by water?
Surrounded by water in your home on purpose. It's a bath. If it's not on purpose, you should probably call a plumber because that is not a bath, that is an emergency. Alright. In a sentence, "I shower every day," or, "I love taking a bath every once in a while."
“To brush your teeth”
The next expression is "to brush your teeth." To brush your teeth. So, with a toothbrush, usually, in the morning, maybe at night as well, you brush your teeth, you clean your teeth. In a sentence, "Make sure to brush your teeth in the morning."
“To style your hair”
The next expression is "to style your hair." "To style your hair" means to arrange or to fix your hair the way you like it. So, today, I styled my hair like this, you styled your hair like that. Tomorrow, maybe, I'll style my hair in a ponytail. But, I probably won't. Maybe, you can style your hair in a mohawk or in a fauxhawk, or in a bouffant. Bouffant, that's that. Focus.
Yeah, it's focusing.
That's a bouffant. Alright. So, "to style your hair." In a sentence, "It takes a long time to style my hair." That's true. My hair is naturally explosive and so I have to straighten it before everything. And then, as soon as humidity gets it, it goes [sound]. It makes that sound too.
"To shave"
The next expression is "to shave." "To shave" is to remove hair. If you're a man, here usually. To remove the hair here with a razor, with another a blade of some kind or, maybe, you remove body hair, hair on your legs, whatever. We use the verb "to shave." To shave with a razor. In a sentence, "Shaving is a pain." For sure, meaning, shaving is troublesome.
“Soap/Cleanser”
The next word is "soap" or "cleanser." So, soap is just used to clean your skin or to clean your face, maybe, to clean your hands. We do not use soap for the stuff you use to clean your teeth. Soap is used for body cleaner or maybe what you use to wash your clothes. So, soap or body cleanser. In a sentence, "I like nice-smelling soaps and cleansers." That is true. Who does not?
“Deodorant”
The next word is "deodorant." Deodorant. So, deodorant is the product you might put on your body to prevent unpleasant smells. So, usually, it goes in this region. So, this is called the armpit, this region. So, "arm" and then "pit." So, like this cave-ish area in your arm, we call the armpit. But, it's common to apply deodorant here. You might put it in other areas on your body, but the goal is to prevent bad smells or to, in some cases, just stop sweating completely. So, this is deodorant. Well, deodorant, actually, if I'm going to be strict here, deodorant is used to stop unpleasant smells. Antiperspirant is used to prevent sweating. So, "perspirant" comes from "perspire." So, to perspire means to sweat, "anti" means not or stop. So, an antiperspirant is a product to make you stop sweating. So, "deodorant" is the smell one, "antiperspirant" is the sweat one. Sometimes, you can buy a deodorant and antiperspirant together. Great. In a sentence, "Wearing deodorant is important especially in summer."
“Mouthwash”
The next word is "mouthwash." Mouthwash, I hope is easy to understand. It's wash. It's something to clean the inside of your mouth. So, you can use this in the morning, maybe, after you brush your teeth or after lunch, maybe, to keep your breath smelling fresh. But, it usually is in a blue or a green or maybe an orange color, and has a mint tea or a citrusy taste. But, you put it in your mouth and swish lick. I don't know. I can't swish nothing. You could swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out, and that's mouthwash. So, you've washed your mouth with this product. In a sentence, "I like minty mouthwash."
“Toothpaste”
The next word is "toothpaste." So, toothpaste. We do not say "toothsoap" or "toothcleaner" or whatever. We use "toothpaste" for the product to clean our teeth. The product we use to brush our teeth is called toothpaste. So, in a sentence, "I need to buy more toothpaste."
“Shampoo and conditioner”
The next expression is "shampoo and conditioner." So, "shampoo and conditioner" are commonly used together, in the shower or in the bath, maybe. Shampoo usually comes first. We shampoo. Shampoo is soap for your hair, really. And then, conditioner is a treatment for your hair. Conditioner is used to make your hair feel softer or more moisturized. So, often times, they are used for shampoo and then conditioner together, as a set. So, in a sentence, "I like trying new shampoos and conditioners."
So those are 10 words for talking about hygiene. I hope that they were useful for you and, maybe, there are a few words you can use right away to talk about aspects or parts of your day.
Thanks very much for watching and we will see you again soon. Bye.
Okay. Hi, everybody. My name is Alisha and today we are going to talk about how to talk about hygiene on this program called Top of the Words. Who am I? Welcome to the Internet where things change quickly. I got hot and warm. So now, we've learned some hairstyles. And, not too many bouffants these days, though. Here's a guy with a bouffant. That lady, that's just a beehive. She just does a beehive.
A bouffant.
A bouffant, that's a good word, right?
Alright. I know that word. I've seen the hairstyle before. I didn't know what those are called.
My brother is going to get a kick out of this video.

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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Hi Rouven, Rosiris, Luis, Ven, Vladimir, and Sunny,


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Sunny welona
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Hi I am sunny welona from India and I like your way of teaching English lesson. I think this is good plateform for me .

Vladimir
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I'm sure it's certainly "brushing my teeth".

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Thanks for your great lesson

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i take my shower every morning to go work

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Hi, in this lesson there are some mistake in the quiz.

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In this time, definitely "wash your hands" :-)