Lava Ropa question? (Getting clothes washed?)

reiver

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Hello,

I'm here in BA, and I need to get my some of my clothes washed. I've been told the place to have this done is called a Lava Ropa

Are Lava Ropas dry cleaners? (I.e., they are NOT washing the clothes in water.) Or are they the equivalent of a laundry mat where they wash the clothes for you (in water)?
 

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Lava means wash. Sec means dry.

You can see the washing machines in the small storefronts (lavadarias) that wash clothes.

Check out the posts in the thread "Laundry? 5 a sec" and you should have all the info you need.
 

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Lavadero / Lavanderia = Regular clothes washing with water

Tintoreria / Limpieza a Seco = Dry cleaners
 

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Thanks to nikita for adding the word "tintoreria" to the topic.

I don't use them very often and the term had been archived to a brain cell that is rarely accessed.
 

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steveinbsas said:
Thanks to nikita for adding the word "tintoreria" to the topic.

I don't use them very often and the term had been archived to a brain cell that is rarely accessed.

De nada Stevito ;)
 
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