熱い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あつ
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with 暑い (atsui, hot (of the weather)).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

熱い (-i inflection, hiragana あつい, rōmaji atsui)

  1. (of an object or feeling) hot
     (あつ) (ちゃ)
    atsui ocha
    hot tea
    これまでに ()つかった (もっと) (あつ)惑星 (わくせい)はセ氏約2500度 (しやくにせんごひゃくど)だった。[1]
    Kore made ni mitsukatta mottomo atsui wakusei wa se-shi yaku nisengohyaku-do datta.
    The hottest planet found up to this point was approximately 2500°C.
  2. (of one's body temperature) hot, feverish
  3. ardent, enthusiastic, impassionate
     (あつ)気持 (きも)
    atsui kimochi
    passionate feelings
     (あつ)応援 (おうえん)
    atsui ōen
    ardent support
     (あつ)歓迎 (かんげい)
    atsui kangei
    warm welcome
  4. (of love between a couple) passionate

Usage notes[edit]

  • 熱い is used to describe objects and feelings. To describe weather, use  (あつ) (atsui).

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9