드라이하다(dry cleaning) – Konglish Words #18

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If a clothes is made of silk or wool, it should be dry cleaned. Many Koreans use the word, 드라이 클리닝 or 드라이 크리닝, but it is more common to call them, 드라이하다. We got rid of cleaning.

It is not related with laundry, but the word, 드라이하다 is used when you dry your hair. Koreans call hair dryer as 드라이기 because of that, drying your hair with hair dryers are sometimes called 드라이하다.

드라이하다 related phrases are 드라이 맡기다(leaving a clothes at a laundry for dry cleaning), 드라이 비용(cost for dry cleaning), 드라이 세제(detergent for dry cleaning)

Examples

드라이 맡겼던 옷을 찾아 왔다.
I took back the clothes I left at the shop for dry cleaning.

내일 입고 가실 옷 드라이 해 놓겠습니다.
I will dry clean your dress you are going to wear tomorrow.

이건 드라이해도 안 지워지는데, 어떡하지?
We cannot erase this even if we dry clean it. What should I do?