Which one do you use 乾く or 渇く?

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Apr 9, 2012 06:05
There are many Kanji in Japanese.
It sometimes is difficult that how to choice it.
For example, kawaku/乾く and kawaku/渇く.

The laundry got dry.
Sentakumono ga kawaita.
洗濯物が乾いた。
The meaning of 乾く is 乾燥.
乾燥 is the word for dry in English.

I am thirsty.
Nodo ga kawaita.
喉が渇いた。
The meaning of 渇く is 渇望.
渇望 is the word for "a craving, a longing, thirst" in English.