寒い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さむ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

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寒い (-i inflection, hiragana さむい, rōmaji samui)

  1. cold (ambient temperature, as a winter day is cold)
     (きょ) () (さむ)
    Kyō wa samui.
    It is cold today.
  2. (figuratively) fearful
    背筋 (せすじ) (さむ)なる
    sesuji ga samuku naru
    a chill runs down one's spine
  3. (of a joke) terrible; not funny

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9