"Yo me lavo las manos antes de la cena."
Translation:I wash my hands before dinner.
"i wash my hands before the meal" INCORRECT. "i wash my hands before tea" CORRECT
"Meal" can mean either breakfast (el desayuno), lunch (el almuerzo), or dinner (la cena).
"Tea" is the English spelling. "Té" is the Spanish spelling. They both mean the same thing.
I understand the "me lavo" structure but can it also be: "Yo lavo mis manos antes de la cena."?
If you leave off the reflexive pronoun, iPrash, you can use "lavar" when you are speaking of washing anything BUT people. When you want to speak about people washing themselves, you must use a Spanish reflexive pronoun.