We finally got our washing machine working, and, well, it's confusing. You'd think washing machines would be similar country to country, right? Nope. Let me show you what we had to deal with.
Some are pretty self-explanatory... like 'normale,' I can figure that one out. But Risciacqui? Help???
I pulled out our handy dandy Italian-English dictionary and got to work translating the washing machine. :p
Now you all know that Risciacqui means 'to rinse'! Don't ya feel smart?
Yeah, I sure felt smart sitting in front of the washer with a dictionary in hand, deciphering the words. High up there on the smart meter.
But hey, it works!
Oh, and FYI, Italian washing machines are TEENY!!!! What's up with Italians and their tiny things? Their cars, their showers, their washers. Doesn't make sense to me - they aren't any smaller than Americans! We did laundry ALL DAY on Saturday and Sunday. I think we estimated 11 loads in all. There was ONE load of socks and, err.... undergarments, because that's all that would fit!!! So, when you come to visit, you're doing your own stinkin' laundry. :p