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Karysia
How do I say "dar banho no meu cachorro"? I usually say "(...) wash my dog" but I feel like I'm treating him like an object lol is there a better sentence for it? 
Mar 23, 2018 8:16 PM
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"I am washing my dog" is fine, BUT it does sound a little like the dog is part of you, like your arm or leg. More common is to say "I am washing the dog". "I am bathing the dog" works too (the verb here is bathe, not bath, so "I bathe my dog"). If I was saying it, I would actually say "I am giving the dog a bath" or "I have to give the dog a bath".


March 23, 2018

If you put him into the bathtub full of water ( like you might do with a baby), you can use the same expression as in Portuguese  : "I give my dog a bath".

"Cachorro" is a "puppy" in English, if he's a very young dog.

March 23, 2018
Thanks guys, it was really helpful! ❤
March 23, 2018
Karysia
Language Skills
English, Portuguese
Learning Language
English