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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 冷 (rei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 冷 (rei)

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MEANING:

cool, cold (beer, person), chill

HOW TO READ:

On: rei
Kun: tsume.tai, hi.eru, hi.ya, hi.yayaka, hi.yasu, hi.yakasu, sa.meru, sa.masu

HOW TO REMEMBER:

When he gave me the orders (令), his face was as cold as ice (冫).

WORDS:

冷戦 (reisen): cold war
冷静 (reisei): calm, composure
冷淡 (reitan): coolness, indifference
冷酷 (reikoku): cruelty, ruthless, coldheartedness
冷却 (reikyaku): cooling, refrigeration
冷房 (reibou): cooling, air-conditioning
冷凍 (reitou): freezing, cold storage
冷害 (reigai): cold-weather damage
冷水 (reisui): cold water
冷夏 (reika): cool summer
冷汗 (reikan): cold sweat
寒冷 (kanrei): cold, coldness
冷たい (tsumetai): cold, chilly
冷える (hieru): to grow cold
冷やか (hiyayaka): cold, chilly
冷やす (hiyasu): to cool, to chill
冷ます (samasu): to cool, to let cool
冷蔵庫 (reizouko): refrigerator


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼は冷やかに私を見た。
kare wa hiyayaka ni watashi o mita.
He looked at me coldly.

彼女は冷静です。感情的になりません。
kanojo wa reisei desu. kanjouteki ni narimasen.
She’s calm. She won’t get emotional.

「それは残念ですね」と、中村は、冷淡にいった。
sore wa zannen desu ne, to, nakamura wa, reitan ni itta.
“That’s a pity,” said Nakamura dryly.

彼は五件の冷酷な殺人をやってのけた男だ。
kare wa goken no reikoku na satsujin o yatte noketa otoko da.
He’s a man with five cold-blooded murders to his credit.

鈴木の痩せた冷たい手が私の手首を握って、ながい廊下をぐんぐん奥へ引張っていった。
suzuki no yaseta tsumetai te ga watashi no tekubi o nigitte, nagai rouka o gungun oku e hippatte itta.
Suzuki’s cold, thin fingers closed round my wrist and led me forwards down a long hall.

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