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) () ()
    atsui kimochi
    passionate feelings
     (あつ) (おう) (えん)
    atsui ōen
    ardent support
     (あつ) (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