Which attributive: きれい or 清潔 sounds more natural to say "clean hands"?

  • Do you mean literally clean, or like "free from guilt/responsibility"?
    – istrasci
    May 10, 2017 at 22:33
  • Literally clean
    – user1602
    May 10, 2017 at 22:35

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清潔 means "being sanitary/hygienic" so I think きれいな手 sounds more like "clean hands." But, of course, it can mean "pretty hands" by context.

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