We use soap for cleaning people and things. There are many different types of soap.

  • What kind of soap do you use for bathing?
  • Soap comes in the form of a bar, a dispenser, or a bottle.
  • I need to get a bar of soap for the bathroom shower.
  • Shampoo is a type of soap used for washing hair.
  • Dishwashing liquid is soap used for washing dishes.
  • Laundry detergent is the soap used for washing clothes.
  • Children who use foul (bad) language might have their mouths washed out with soap.


The word "soapy" is an adjective:

  • Dirty dishes can be soaked in soapy water.
  • Soapy water creates soap suds.
  • Soapy water that gets in your eyes stings.

soap sudsSoap suds float to the surface in a bucket of soapy water.

Finally, a TV show that has a continuous storyline and entertains through melodrama is referred to as a soap opera. The reason for this label is because daytime radio and television drama were once heavily sponsored by companies that advertised their cleaning products, such as various soap products, to the people who watched these types of programs.

  • Have you ever watched a soap opera
  • In some countries, soap operas are called TV novellas.
  • All My Children was once a very popular soap opera.
  • The soaps dominated daytime TV for decades.
  • Reality TV and talk shows are now more popular than soap operas.

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December 31, 2018