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READING  カン、さむ-い
MEANING  cold
JLPT level N3 (full info & stroke order)
This kanji is use to describe places or situations that are cold. Not to be mistaken with 冷たい, which is used for things or parts of your body that are cold.
 
Words/compounds
さむい, さぶい
cold (e.g. weather), dull, uninteresting, lame
さむさ
coldness
かんだん
heat and cold, (extremes of) temperature
かんだんけい
thermometer
かんぱ
cold wave
 
Example sentences
寒い
スコットランドの晩秋はかなり寒い。
Late autumn in Scotland is rather cold.
 
寒い時期にあったかい飲物が欲しい時にはこういった魔法瓶がお薦め。
In the cold season when you want to drink something hot I recommend this sort of thermos flask.
 
私たちは長く寒い冬を過ごすが、その楽しみ方を知っている。
We have a long and cold winter, but we know how to enjoy it.
寒さ
手が寒さで震えたは、少しオーバーですみません。
Sorry, "my hands shuddered with the cold" was a bit over the top.
寒暖
寒暖計はしばしば零度以下になる。
Thermometers often go below zero.
寒暖計
寒暖計は零下に下がった。
The thermometer went down below zero.
寒波
寒波がヨーロッパを襲った。
A cold wave attacked Europe.
 
寒波が日本の上空を通過したのです。
A cold wave passed over Japan.
 
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